Podium Advanced Technologies lands in the nautical world with a bespoke lithium battery pack for El-Iseo, Riva’s first electric motorboat prototype
Pont-Saint-Martin, 10 October 2022 – Not just motorsport and road cars: Podium Advanced Technologies lands in the nautical sector with the design and development of a tailor-made battery pack for one of the most iconic brands in yachting
El-Iseo, the first full-electric powerboat from Riva, the most iconic and renowned brand of luxury yachts made in Italy that celebrate the 180° anniversary, was unveiled on September 5 at the Ferretti Group’s Private Preview at the Yacht Club de Monaco.
This first prototype is the fully electric powered version of the famous Iseo, a 27-foot runabout, whose sophisticated and seductive soul it keeps intact but with a Parker GVM310 electric motor with a maximum power of 250 kW and 300 kW peak power. The motor is powered by the innovative 800 V lithium battery system designed and manufactured by Podium Advanced Technologies, consisting of two independent battery packs positioned between the motor and the aft seat, with a capacity of 75 kWh each, 150 kWh in total. The redundant battery architecture ensures reliability and safety, key prerogatives during navigation.
The result is a zero-emission runabout with unprecedented performance both in terms of top speed, self-limited to 40 knots, and in terms of range, ensuring up to 10 hours of navigation in “adagio” mode.
This was a really demanding challenge for the Pont-Saint-Martin-based company at its debut in the nautical world, a sector where the focus on sustainable mobility is spreading rapidly.
“Podium Advanced Technologies is always looking for new applications for its innovative products. – comments CEO Francesco Monti – This chance allowed us to expand our field of activity and opened the way for new opportunities. Moreover, dealing with the high standards of quality and performance required by Riva and Ferretti Group have made this project very inspiring and highly satisfying.”