OXIS Energy has won a ten-year order — valued at $5 million – from Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore to build the world’s first ever luxury boat to be powered by Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) cell and battery systems technology.
The objective is to achieve a range between 70 and 100 nautical miles at cruising speed.
OXIS will work with YdL to design the new 40 foot luxury day boat which will carry a 400 kWh battery system comprising of Ultra Light, High-Power cells and a BMS. The design and manufacture of the cells modules, the BMS and its installation will be carried out by Williams Advanced Engineering, a subcontractor on the project.
OXIS Li-S technology does not use any toxic or rare earth material in the make-up of its cell technology. Diesel pollutes, and for maritime purposes, OXIS Li-S battery systems are a safe option for open water transportation. At the end of life, the materials used in the Li-S cells can be disposed of without damaging the environment.
In August 2020, OXIS powered the first ever US built electric aircraft with a flight time of just under two hours. The flight was approved by both NASA and the Federal Aviation Authority.
“The collaboration with YdL and the renowned French naval architect Jean Jacques Coste is an example of how entrepreneurial companies are able to utilise their expertise and move swiftly to deploy new state of the art technology, which brings with it a paradigm shift in maritime transportation,” Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO, OXIS Energy, said.