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Taiga to deliver Orca electric watercraft 

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Deliveries of the Orca personal watercraft are part of the company's ongoing efforts to electrify the off-road segment.

The Taiga team celebrates its first 100% electric personal watercrafts, the Orcas coming off the production line. (CNW Group/Taiga Motors Corporation)

MONTREAL — Taiga Motors Corporation has initiated deliveries of its Orca™ personal watercraft.

Taiga’s 2022 Orca marks its first electric personal watercraft sale as the company continues to ramp up production.

“This is a significant moment for the Taiga team because not only are we kicking off summer with Orca deliveries, but we are proudly marking the milestone of the first-ever mass-produced electric watercraft available to consumers,” said Samuel Bruneau, Taiga CEO in a statement.

“Years of engineering and testing of our revolutionary electric powertrain platform in snow and water has now come full circle, truly changing how people connect with the outdoors.”


Taiga developed a performance-focused, commercial electric off-road powertrain technology to electrify the off-road segment. The company first installed the technology  into its snowmobiles, then adapted and for the Orca personal watercraft.

Taiga says the Orca quietly powers through water with up to 120kW and peak torque from zero RPM.

The Orca Carbon model features a unique carbon fibre composite hull hydro-dynamically engineered for dynamic handling with leading power-to-weight ratio and stunning customizable colour/finish combinations.

Taiga’s deliveries of the Orca personal watercraft are part of the company’s ongoing efforts to electrify the off-road segment, which the company says presents several challenges.

“Taiga is focusing on innovation by allowing users to practice their favourite activity without polluting with this new electric watercraft. For 100 years now, we have been innovating in Quebec by creating off-road vehicles. I am proud that we continue in this direction today with their electrification,” said Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation for Quebec, in a statement.


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