X Shore wants to be the Tesla of the seas and they’re not afraid to say it — their name even reads like an inverted sea-themed equivalent to Elon Musk’s other space-focused venture.
And yet, they are much more than a sea-faring copy of the famous electric road vehicles.
Fighting air and sound pollution
The shipping industry’s carbon footprint is often overlooked when compared with aviation and car emissions. And yet, this year it was found that Sweden’s shipping industry emits more greenhouse gases and air pollution than its domestic aviation.
To tackle the issue, X Shore came up with the Eelex, a 100% electric boat with Rolls-Royce propellors and hydrodynamic drivetrain modularity — meaning pieces can be safely repurposed to different specifications.