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Torqeedo provides electric propulsion for new VIKING LifeCraft

Torqeedo has developed a specialized high-thrust electric propulsion system for VIKING’s new LifeCraft survival craft, which are designed for quick and safe evacuation of hundreds of passengers from ships at sea. The 203-passenger LifeCraft is a motorized inflatable vessel designed to deploy from a shipboard storage/launch station. Passengers board the boats through escape chutes. Once each boat is fully loaded, ...

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Avon and Torqeedo launch new electric-powered tender

After introducing the first jet tender to the world in 1991 and completely revamping the landscape of the luxury yacht tender through its Avon brand for over 20 years, Zodiac Nautic is doubling down on its commitment to keep exploring the future of the boating industry. Together with Germany-based Torqeedo, Avon has developed the eJET 450, a 100 percent electric ...

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Torqeedo appoints new marketing vice president

Torqeedo has announced the appointment of Oliver Glück as its vice president marketing. Glück will oversee worldwide marketing and communication strategies for Torqeedo, Prior to joining Torqeedo, Glück was head of marketing communication and brand strategy for Hyundai Motor Europe. He was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the pan-European strategy and campaigns, with a particular focus on ...

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It’s electric!

Technological advances offer new levels of electric power With a growing spotlight on the environment, and the rapidly changing world of technology, electric power and propulsion are not taken as lightly as they once were in the marine industry.  Through the constant push on technology’s limits, electric motors are no longer simply small motors only capable of reaching unflattering speeds ...

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Interview with Dr. Christoph Ballin, CEO of Torqeedo 

How big is the electric boating business? How fast is it growing?   At Torqeedo we currently have more than 70,000 electric propulsion systems in service worldwide. The industry is growing fast and gaining momentum every year. Our business grew by about 40 percent last year, and we don’t expect to see any slowdown.   What are the factors driving ...

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Torqeedo teams up with WhisperPower, Sentinel Boat Monitors

Torqeedo has announced a new 25 kW range extender for its Deep Blue system, optimized for commercial operations and applications which require extended motoring, developed in cooperation with WhisperPower. The 350V DC converter generator boasts a Mitsubishi S4Q2 four-cylinder diesel engine with crankshaft starting. The range extender’s variable frequency operation eliminates the fixed ratio between power, voltage output, and rotational ...

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