Tang wind-powered catamaran

Who says that going hybrid is meant for vehicles on the road only? How about those that traverse the seven seas? We’re looking at this wind-powered catamaran known as Tang, where its lithium-ion battery will be juiced by wind as auxiliary power source. Capable of running on wind energy even when its sails are lowered, the Tang is a stylish yacht which is currently undergoing the testing phase at Tag’s facility in St. Francis Bay, South Africa. Made out of carbon-fiber, this speedboat will feature twin E motion 18-kilowatt permanent-magnet motors that are powered by a 144-volt lithium-ion battery pack. Other creature comforts aboard the Tang include a 37-inch flat-screen TV, LED lighting, a couple of refrigerator-freezers, a dishwasher, a microwave, an air-conditioner and a water maker.

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