The Nikola Motor Company has previously brought us battery-electric cargo trucks and off-road vehicles. This month, the Arizona-based startup announced that another e-vehicle will be joining its lineup – the WAV personal watercraft.
Its name an acronym for Water Adventure Vehicle, the WAV is reportedly slated for a 2020 launch. Although little has been released in the way of specs, they may end up being similar to those of the Gratis X1 – it's an electric stand-up personal watercraft designed by Free Form Factory, which was recently acquired by Nikola.
What we do know about the WAV is that it features a "wakeboard architecture" that results in sport bike-style ergonomics. Its electric motor produces instant torque, and all of the electronics are protected by an IP68-rated waterproofing system – that means they can withstand being submerged to a depth of 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) for half an hour.
Other features include a console-mounted infotainment system, a tunnel-shaped bow-to-stern storage compartment, and LED head- and tail lights.
A Nikola rep tells us that pricing has yet to be announced. Potential buyers, however, can reserve a WAV of their own via the source link at the end of this article.
Source: Nikola Motor Company
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