HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. – National Geographic featured electric outboard manufacturer Torqeedo in an episode of its TV series "Planet Mechanics," the company reported in a recent statement.
The series focuses on ways to lower energy consumption by utilizing the environmentally conscious technology of the future. The episode is entitled "Electric Water Taxi" and follows hosts Dick Strawbridge and Jem Stensfield as they travel to Venice, Italy, to save the city from the damaging effects of boat pollution. To achieve this goal, they build an eco-friendly water taxi that operates on a solar-powered motor, Torqeedo reported.
Due to their need for an efficient drive capable of converting solar power into propulsive power, the hosts chose to use a Torqeedo Cruise motor and Power lithium batteries on their water taxi, the company stated.
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