Taiga Motors Corporation (“Taiga”) (TSX: TAIG), a leading developer of electric off-road vehicles, announced today the launch of its online configurator tool. Customers who have deliveries slated for this year now have the unique ability to order and customize their Orca personal watercraft.
Along with the configurator, Taiga also released model details, specifications, and colours. Taiga continues to redefine the powersport landscape by offering innovative electric technologies as well as customization designed to help customers build the perfect ride. Each customer will also be paired with a Taiga experience specialist to help tailor their Orca from configuration to demonstration experience and to final hand-off.
“We are excited to take the next step in driving preorders and fulfilling deliveries by launching our Orca online configurator,” said Samuel Bruneau, CEO of Taiga. “Our team has demonstrated an impressive agility to mitigate the production delays resulting from the global microprocessor shortage by designing a new chip architecture that will bring both watercraft and snowmobile platforms into production in 2021. We have also taken the opportunity to make additional investments to increase production capacity in our Montreal facility to meet rapidly growing demand for our watercraft.”
Taiga has expanded manufacturing and R&D activities to a second facility in Montreal that will more than double its previously planned production footprint in the interim period while its high-volume Shawinigan facility is under construction.
To address the global semiconductor shortage, Taiga has worked diligently to source alternative supplies for its vehicles and has adjusted its manufacturing processes to accommodate such alternatives. Taiga will begin production of both the Orca Carbon and Founder’s edition models this summer with initial deliveries beginning in September 2021. Alongside watercraft production, Taiga’s Orca Sport and Performance models are now expected to begin production in early 2022.
Taiga’s Orca models are born from years of testing by hundreds of users across lakes, rivers, and oceans for uncompromising access to on-water adventures. Orca Carbon and Founder’s edition models redefine the recreational watercraft experience with silent operation, a unique carbon composite hull with leading power-to-weight ratios, maintenance-free ownership, and intelligent connectivity.
Agreement combines GM technology with Pure Watercraft propulsion systems to expand all-electric marine transportation
General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced today it has acquired a 25 percent ownership stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based company that specializes in creating all-electric boating solutions.
The collaboration between GM and Pure Watercraft advances a shared vision to promote sustainability through an expansion of zero-emissions mobility for future generations and reflects the holistic approach necessary for widespread EV adoption.
"GM's stake in Pure Watercraft represents another exciting opportunity to extend our zero-emissions goal beyond automotive applications," said Dan Nicholson, GM vice president of Global Electrification, Controls, Software & Electronics. "Building upon GM's existing efforts to strategically deploy our technology across rail, truck and aerospace industries, the combined expertise of these two enterprises should result in future zero-emissions marine product offerings, providing consumers with more choice than before."
Through 2025, GM is investing $35 billion in electric and autonomous vehicle technology — including work to improve performance and reduce battery costs — to become the market leader in EVs in North America.
The Pure Outboard from Pure Watercraft uses groundbreaking efficiency to benefit a boat's performance while reducing environmental pollution, and boasts much lower operating cost and maintenance than traditional marine propulsion systems.
"Our mission is to enable a new era in boating," said Andy Rebele, founder and CEO of Pure Watercraft. "This joint effort with GM is expected to enable us to make significant technological advancements in range and charging, while achieving volume production."
The collaboration will leverage Pure Watercraft's innovative marine propulsion technology and experience in the commercial marine industry with GM's engineering, supply chain and manufacturing capabilities. The two companies will develop and commercialize battery electric watercraft, integrating GM technology into a variety of applications, helping to accelerate the industry's transition to electric mobility.
Specific product offerings that occur from the collaboration will be disclosed at a later date.
Barclays acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Pure Watercraft on the transaction.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.
Pure Watercraft is leading a fundamental transformation of boating. Founded in 2011 in Seattle, Washington, the company delivers innovative electric marine propulsion that preserves the air and waterways for future generations. For more information on Pure Watercraft, including its products, partners and career opportunities visit https://www.purewatercraft.com/
Do to the EPA'S wording that the vehicle engine and fuel system must remain the sames as it was when vehicle was sold off the show room floor. And seeing the large fines to performance engine parts manufactures and dealers. We have decided to discontinued the aftermarket high performance engine parts which includes aftermarket exhaust systems, aftermarket turbo chargers, aftermarket supercharges and ECU Re-flash.
The other concern we have is the EPA in the future could start having the local police seize vehicles for what they would see as non EPA compliant performance engine or fuel system parts and we do not want any of our customers coming back mad at us for losing their vehicle from a part we had sold them 3yrs down the road.
Thus, We will still make and sell aftermarket performance pumps, impellers, replacement parts, drive, transmissions, body parts, handling parts and accessories ect.
Sea-Doo Spark Trixx
Looking for a personal watercraft that's both affordable and fun to ride? Check out Sea-Doo's Spark, a budget-priced model that already has the playful feel and handling of old-school PWCs. But if you're looking to take your fun to the next level, consider the new-for- Spark Trixx.
Designed with freestyle enthusiasts in mind, the Spark Trixx comes with a collection of add-ons that enhance the craft's maneuverability and performance. One of the key upgrades is a retooled version of Sea-Doo's electronic Variable Trim System (VTS). With increased upward and downward range, the Trixx can achieve angles as high as 17 degrees upward and negative-6 degrees downward, providing even more control and precision.
The Trixx also features chocks at the rear of the footwells, angled at 60 degrees, which help you maintain control when the running angle gets vertical. And with a new handlebars column that includes an adjustable aluminum riser, you can raise the handlebars as much as 6 inches beyond the norm to give yourself additional leverage.
If you're looking for a personal watercraft that's both affordable and fun to ride, the Sea-Doo Spark Trixx is definitely worth considering. With its freestyle-enhancing add-ons and improved handling, this PWC is sure to provide hours of entertainment on the water. And with its sleek design and durable construction, it's built to last for years to come.
Sea Doo Spark TrixX
Sea-Doo’s Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR) uses a modified, electronically controlled reverse bucket to offer both braking power at speed and gearlike forward, neutral and reverse handling around the dock or ramp.
Sea Doo Spark Trixx
Sea-Doo's press introduction of the craft proved that even relatively novice riders were able to perform basic wheelies with ease on the Spark Trixx. Meanwhile, more experienced PWC riders were able to take things up a notch, quickly turning the craft's bow-to-the-sky posture into impressive spinning tail stands or upward hops. While trimming the nozzle down below the norm was promised to make it easier to stab the bow into the water after a jump, or even submerge the nose, we found these maneuvers a little more challenging to execute.
However, it's clear that the Trixx is built to send it skyward, but that doesn't mean the fun is limited to vertical tricks. In fact, we discovered that trimming the nozzle upward made the craft easier than ever to execute power slides and even 180-degree spins on the water's surface, providing a whole new level of excitement for riders.
Sea-Doo Spark Trixx
Don't be fooled by the Trixx's size and playful demeanor; this personal watercraft packs a punch. Built with a reinforced polypropylene hull and deck and powered by a 90 hp Rotax 900 HO ACE engine, the Trixx offers excellent power-to-weight ratio and can reach speeds of up to 48 mph with impressively zippy throttle response.
While 48 mph may not sound like much, it's important to keep in mind that the Trixx is designed for maximum fun and maneuverability, not just top speed. And with its combination of sturdy construction and powerful engine, this PWC is able to achieve impressive speeds while still maintaining its playful spirit. So whether you're looking to cruise along the water or perform daring tricks, the Trixx is more than up to the challenge. For more info go to Sea-Doo.com
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