Sustainable mobility and electric is not limited only to the roads of cities from the United States, we heard the first raft hundred percent electric. Named the “Helios”, the raft has all the necessary certificates for exploring the Colorado River.
Until now it was known of the existence of hybrid rafts, which use its electric motor as a support in case of running out of fuel. However, from the Colorado River Discovery tour company, announced that his raft “Helios” is the first fully electric throughout the area and is the result of years of development.
Colorado River Discovery, has over 10 years experience in tours with the new raft expected to provide a new feeling when customers cross the picturesque river Colorado. In addition there is the contribution of using a means of transport that does not pollute the environment and prevents leakage of fuel into the river.
To bring the project to fruition, the company tourism destination a dollar and a half each visit to the creation of the electric raft. By the administration it has also been well received, with advertising and a charging station. The electric point will be located near the Glen Canyon Dam, feeding the raft with a renewable energy source.
At the moment the raft is not running, as they are by conducting some field tests. From Colorado River Discovery estimate that the official launch will be held in spring of 2016.
It can be seen that gradually the electrification of vehicles also reaches the water transport. Recently the use of the first electric catamaran in Ecuador was announced, and apparently in countries like Norway are also experimenting with battery banks located in boats.
Navigating electric raft down the Colorado River