Sweden’s X SHORE Scales Up Production Of Luxury Electric Speedboat
About 200 metres out from the jetty, Konrad Bergström asks me a question he’s almost certainly asked before: what can I hear? Nothing, I reply, just the sound of the water as we glide through the harbour in Stockholm. We could be on a sailing boat, it’s so quiet. I’m aboard the 2021 model of the Eelex 8000, X Shore’s luxury electric speedboat. It was the search for just this sound of the waves that first inspired Bergström in his quest to build an electric speedboat. But perhaps the real appeal of the boat is that it can go up to 40 knots and accelerate rapidly – all while creating no emissions.