July 21, 2020

Taiga OrcaPropelled by the strong response to its electric snowmobiles and premium Founders Edition electric watercraft, Taiga Motors is launching two new electric personal watercraft (PWC) Orca models starting at $15,000 USD. The Orca ‘Sport’ and ‘Performance’ models are an important next step in Taiga’s roadmap towards accelerating sustainable exploration of the great outdoors for all. Designed from the water up, these models redefine the recreational watercraft experience with silent operation, leading power to weight, hassle-free ownership, intelligent connectivity, and competitive pricing. 

Powering the new models is the same evolutionary Taiga RADIX powertrain platform found in their TS3 electric snowmobiles. The shared powertrain architecture not only offers enhanced performance and reliability under extreme conditions, but also drives down costs across vehicle segments. “It is exciting to see the intensive R&D behind our electric platform accelerating the rollout of new models. Alongside this, we have made great progress with our manufacturing partners to introduce Orca models at a lower price point sooner than expected,” explains Taiga CEO Samuel Bruneau. 

The Orca Sport model starts at $15,000 USD, offering 120 HP while weighing just 533 lbs. The Orca Performance model starts at $17,500 USD, offering up to 180 HP and an optional 3-person tow sport package with instant low-end torque. In the premium segment, Taiga offers a full Carbon Performance model starting at $24,000 USD, with enhanced drive dynamics and options for tailored color and material selections. 

Redefining the personal watercraft experience 

Orca is the result of years of testing with hundreds of users across lakes, rivers, and oceans to provide the best possible riding experience. The advanced plastic composite hull construction and compact design has enabled a lightweight watercraft that can accelerate to plane faster than any other PWC while remaining efficient and agile. 

Taiga OrcaRiders and onlookers will enjoy Taiga’s whisper quiet ride and zero emissions in harmony with the pristine environments in which they operate. At full throttle, the Orca emits up to 20 times less noise than competing combustion PWCs. Users switching from combustion engine models will also enjoy the zero-maintenance powertrain and the absence of refueling for savings of up to $3,000 over 5-years. 

Electric powered watercrafts have seen increasing interest, but high price points have limited accessibility. Price competitive with traditional PWCs, Orca offers discerning thrill seekers a no compromise solution to summertime adventures. No more trips to the gas station, no more hauling fuel down to the dock or spills into the lake, and no more oil changes or winterization; Orca redefines the experience of owning a personal watercraft. Spend an afternoon on the water, charge overnight, unplug and repeat. 

Orca Sport and Performance model deliveries are targeted to begin summer 2021 through Taiga dealers and can now be pre-ordered online with a $100 USD deposit. 

For information, media demos and interview requests contact 

Tristan Evans This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

www.taigamotors.ca

Orca Specifications
SPORT 
Orca 

PERFORMANCE 
Orca 
CARBON 
Starting at 
$15,000 USD 
$17,500 USD 
$24,000 USD 
Performance 
Range @ 45 kph 
50 km 
60 km 
Drive 
120 hp / 90 kW 
180 hp / 130 kW 

Directly driven impeller jet pump 

Closed loop liquid cooling system requiring no flushing or maintenance 

Top Speed 
90 kph / 56 mph 
104 kph / 65 mph 

Battery 
20 kWh capacity 
25 kWh capacity 
Low quiescent drain, can be left up to 5 years unplugged 

Onboard Charger 
6.6kW onboard charger / 3 hr charge time 
Options for: 
9.9kW onboard charger / 2 hr charge time 
DC fast charging capabilities / 30 min charge time 

Design 

Weight 
242 kg / 533 lbs 
267 kg / 588 lbs 
258 kg / 570 lbs 

Dimensions 
L: 3.1 m / 10.1 ft W: 1.2 m / 3.9 ft H: 1 m / 3.3 ft 

Rider Capacity 
2 person 
2 person (3 person seating + watersports tow package available as add-ons) 
3 person + watersports tow package (included) 

Hull & Top Deck 

Plastic composite 

Carbon fiber 

Colors 

Available in 3 premium body colors 

Standard seat and deck mats 

Options for tailored body panel color options, customizable seat and deck mats 

Storage 

57L / 15gal font storage 

Features 

Control 

Brake & reverse system 

User configurable power, acceleration and speed modes with lockout capabilities 

User-operated trim adjustment 

Connectivity 

7″ HD color center console 

GPS speed & mapping 

LTE, Wi-Fi over the air updates 

Bluetooth phone connectivity via phone app settings 

Warranty 

5 year no maintenance electric powertrain warranty

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