The fully-electric boat project was conceived in 2014 after Gordon Foat of Green MotorSport witnessed the serious level of pollution coming from river boats in London. In Feb 2015 Foat’s team started work on the drive train and preparing the hull. UMA was launched into the water in early Nov 2015. It has been regularly ploughing up and down the Thames from Nine Elms to Westminster for the last few years. The boat was used to test and evaluate the motor and battery system, as well as provide clean green daily transport along one of the most demanding tidal rivers in the world.
Green MotorSport is preparing to launch its new drive train so that people can afford to have their own electric vehicles powered by energy from the sun or the wind. After 12 years of development and many years of thorough testing, including driving over some of the most difficult terrain in Europe, we are ready to evaluate our new cost effective motor technologies in a pre-production prototype in conjunction with several niche vehicle manufacturers. Battery electric vehicles are at least twice as efficient as internal combustion engine cars and we are working with suppliers of local renewable energy systems so that emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants can be virtually eliminated. Continue Reading ->