This boat are electrically powered. Unlike most propeller boats that use fuel to operate, It's powered by two rechargeable, 12v marine batteries. These efficient batteries can run for up to 6-8 hours, then easily recharge. The environmentally clean also has a solar panel option, making them even more efficient. The solar panel option increases efficiency by approximately 40%! The boatalso includes a handy LED volt meter that visually displays the charge level of the batteries.