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Canadian electric powersports brand Taiga marked the first sale of its all-electric Orca personal watercraft. 

“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,” says Sam Bruneau, Taiga CEO. 

 “(After) 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.” 

The Taiga Orca Carbon has more than 180HP and instant torque, which is good for an instant lift out of the water, highly precise throttle inputs and a 65mph top speed in its “wild” ride mode.  

The Taiga has a lot of cool tricks up its sleeve too. Thanks to its lightweight composite construction and energy dense batteries, the Taiga weighs less than the similarly powerful internal combustion competition. 

“Our government has always been a champion for a greener economy,” says the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Canada.  

“This’s why, last year, we recognized the leading role Taiga is playing in the electrified powersports industry, and stepped up to support the manufacturing of their electric vehicles. I’m very pleased to see this Canadian company beginning deliveries of their first-ever electric personal watercraft.” 

“We will continue to support Canadian businesses that are on the cutting-edge of green innovation – it’s good for the economy, the environment, and Canadians.” 

Taiga products are currently available through a hybrid direct sales model, which enables customers to order a vehicle direct, online, and pick it up at a participating local powersports dealer, who can assist with setup, trailering, and FAQs.