Electric watercraft offer a range of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) benefits that make them a more responsible and sustainable mode of water transportation. These benefits include:
Environmental benefits: Electric watercraft emit zero emissions, unlike gas-powered boats, reducing their carbon footprint and mitigating the impact of climate change. They don't produce harmful greenhouse gases or pollutants, making them a cleaner option for the environment.
Social benefits: Electric watercraft can provide a quieter and safer mode of water transportation, reducing noise pollution that can affect both people and marine life. By eliminating the need for fuel, they also reduce the risk of spills and accidents that can harm people, wildlife, and the environment.
Governance benefits: As governments and regulatory bodies focus on reducing emissions and promoting sustainable practices, electric watercraft can help meet these goals. Additionally, they may be eligible for incentives or subsidies, making them a more attractive option for buyers and manufacturers alike.
SCOPE 1,2 and 3 emissions
Electric watercraft are good for scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions for several reasons:
Scope 1 emissions: Electric watercraft do not emit any exhaust gases as they do not burn any fuel. This means that they do not contribute to the scope 1 emissions of their owners or operators.
Scope 2 emissions: While electric watercraft do require electricity to operate, they can be charged using renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, or hydroelectric power. This means that the indirect emissions associated with their operation, or scope 2 emissions, can be significantly reduced or eliminated entirely.
Scope 3 emissions: Electric watercraft can also contribute to the reduction of scope 3 emissions. By using electric watercraft instead of traditional watercraft such as jet ski’s, emissions associated with the transportation and production of fossil fuels can be reduced. Additionally, the manufacturing of electric watercraft and their components can be designed to reduce their environmental impact, further reducing scope 3 emissions.
Electric watercraft are a more sustainable alternative to traditional watercraft. Their use can help individuals and companies reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner environment.
Jet Ski vs WaveFlyer CO2
When comparing the operational CO2 footprint of a jet ski and a WaveFlyer we can perform a simple calculation:
Jet skis use approximately 30 Litres of petrol per hour (at cruising speed), which burns at 2.3 kg CO2 per litre. 30 x 2.3 = 69 kg CO2 per hour.
On WaveFlyer we can calculate the kWh usage as 3.5kWh for a cruising speed of 45 km/h , this can then be multiplied by the ‘kg CO2 per kWh’ in Western Australia which is 0.51 kg/kw which equals 1.79 kg CO2 per hour
Jet ski = 69 KG CO2 per hour
WaveFlyer Volaré = 1.79 kg CO2 per hour
Jet-skis are powered by combustion engines that burn gasoline, emitting greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter.
Watercraft owners and operators can reduce their environmental impact by using alternative modes of transportation, such as electric boats and by reducing their overall use of fossil fuels. The WaveFlyer suits these goals.
Materials and Production
Material selection is a key component of our commitment to reducing emissions and promoting sustainability. At Electro Nautic, we understand that the materials we choose and the way we manufacture our boats can have a significant impact on our carbon footprint.
To that end, we use a variety of natural and recycled materials in our manufacturing process, including hemp fibre reinforcing, natural bio-resins, recycled plastic components, and recyclable aluminium extrusions. These materials not only help us reduce our carbon footprint, but they also make our boats more durable, lightweight, and efficient.
Our batteries are designed form first principles to be efficient and have a long useable life. Used batteries are not disposed but are reused and therefore do not go into landfill but can contribute to the circular economy.
We also use modular and efficient manufacturing techniques that allow us to reduce waste and minimise our environmental impact. By designing our boats to be easily disassembled and reassembled, we can reduce our Scope 3 emissions by minimising the need for transportation and reducing waste during the manufacturing process.
We believe that sustainable manufacturing practices are essential for reducing emissions and promoting a cleaner, healthier planet. By prioritising the use of natural and recycled materials and implementing efficient manufacturing techniques, we are doing our part to minimise our impact on the environment while delivering high-quality electric boats to our customers.
Join us in our mission to reduce marine pollution and create a cleaner, healthier planet for generations to come.