While Donald Trump and his cronies might deny it, the scientific community has accepted climate change as fact. And no matter who you are, rich or poor, tackling climate change is our collective responsibility.
That responsibility extends to the luxury market too.
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And obviously retailers are starting to take note of the trend towards environmentally friendly products too.
Plenty of luxury retailers have started offering products that cater to the environmentally-conscious consumer.
Of course, transport is one area that is often receives blame for the greenhouse effect.
However, some vehicle-producers are starting to offer luxury products that won’t impact the planet so heavily.
Hinkley Dasher Yacht
Billed as the Tesla of yachts, the Dasher Yacht is a 8.69-meter (28.5-foot) long, fully electric vessel. The boat has been designed to be as light as possible to get the most from its electric motors.
Without passengers, it weighs just under 3000kg. As for passengers themselves, you can comfortably fit at least ten crew members aboard with you.
While it might be called the Dasher, this yacht still moves at yacht-like speeds.
Dasher can travel at around 25 knots at full speed. Still, at the more leisurely pace of 8.6 knots you’ll get a range of about 35 nautical miles (40 land miles) on a single charge.
The Hinkley Dasher will cost up to $500,000 depending on which extra features you require.
Edorado Marine’s 7S boat
Still on the theme of boats being compared to Tesla, we have the the Tesla of speedboats, the 7S from Edorado Marine.
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It’s like a traditional speedboat but it’s fully electric and uses hydrofoils to lift the vessel.
The idea is that the hydrofoils will reduce drag and allow the boat to go further on a single charge.
The boat will be able to travel at 40 knots (46mph or 74km/h). That’s about half the speed of a regular speedboat, but obviously you’ll be doing something nice for the planet.
If you’re travelling at around 25 knots you should be able to get somewhere in the region of 50 miles out of a single charge. Not bad by any means!
The boat isn’t currently on the market, but if you get an invitation from Edorado you can pre-order one for $150,000.
Tesla Model S
From ‘the Tesla of’ to actual Tesla. The electric car company has been making waves for years now with their electric cars.
The Model S is the most luxury version of their electric car. It can go from 0-60mph in around three seconds. It can also fit up to seven passengers (five adults and two children) all at once.
A single charge will take you up to 335 miles and charging is unlimited.
A Model S will set you back up to $135,000 depending on specifications.
Jaguar’s first foray into electric cars comes in the form of the I-Pace.
It’s fairly similar to the Tesla Model S in a lot of its specifications. It can go 0-60mph in four seconds. Jaguar boast that the car can do 300 miles on a single two-hour charge, however this could be increased by the time the car launches.
The car will go on sale next year but until then you can register your interest.
It looks like will probably set you back around $80,000.
Faraday Future FF91
Like Tesla, Faraday Future are pioneering in fully electric, autonomous vehicles.
With no less than three electric motors the Faraday Future FF91 flagship model can go 0-60mph in just 2.39 seconds. It has 1050 horsepower and is said to be able to go over 300 miles on a single charge.
The car is also ultimately futuristic and luxurious (the back seats have built in massagers, for goodness sake.) If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a car like Nightrider, this is probably as close as you’ll get.
The car is yet to be released by the CEO of Faraday Future promises it’ll cost ‘less than $300,000’.
Are you an actual James Bond villain? Do you have enough money to plot global domination? Do you want a new top secret base?
If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions then you need to get your hands on a Migaloo Submarine.
These custom electric yachts are made to your personal specifications with swimming pools, helipads, whatever you need.
There’s plenty of different options for these submersible yachts for every budget.
There’s the 72m long version for the cash-strapped supervillain all the way up to a 283m long craft for when you’ve actually seized control of the globe.
But yachts are very passé these days, don’t you know, darling. With that in mind, why not enjoy the final option: Kokomo Ailand. It’s a man-made private island.
The island comes with jungle deck with palm trees and vertical gardens, beach deck with entertainment pool & barbecue area, garden deck with al-fresco outdoor dining, spa deck with spa and beauty salons, large pool areas and waterfalls, 2 beach clubs including beach gym, underwater dining saloon, shark-feeding station, outdoor cinema, barbecue and outdoor stage.
Of course, all this will set you back a pretty penny, and hence, Migaloo have never actually sold one of these products.
If they did though, prices start at around $2bn.