Tag Archives: Electric Power

ePropulsion sponsors global events

ePropulsion, a global market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced the results of its active sponsorship season. Most recently, ePropulsion sponsored the Sailing Tigers, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – Dubai’s entry in the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2021. The company has also sponsored Travis Odenbach’s J/70 one-design and is the title sponsorship of the Georgia Total Electric Championship ...

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Senator proposes incentives for electric boats

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) this week introduced the Fueling America’s Security and Transportation with Electricity Act of 2021 (FAST Electricity Act), which creates a new federal tax incentive to accelerate the manufacturing and adoption of all types of electrified transportation modes ranging from recreational boats to industrial equipment.The FAST Electricity Act, described in the more detail here, would establish a 30% ...

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BRP to introduce electric models for each product line by 2026

electric PWC

BRP announced its five-year plan where it will offer electric models in each of its product lines by the end of 2026. To achieve this, BRP plans to invest $300M over five years in product development, specialized equipment, infrastructure, production tooling and facilities. “We have always said electrification was not a question of ‘if’ but a question of ‘when’. Today, we’re ...

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Torqeedo unveils new electric outboard

Torqeedo has announced it has added a lighter and more affordable electric outboard to its product line. The new Travel 603 is the latest addition to Torqeedo's line-up of clean, quiet portable electric outboards (video). The two-horsepower-equivalent, direct-drive, short shaft motor is the lightest in its power class, weighing just 15.5 kg (34 lbs.) complete, including battery. Like the Travel 1103, ...

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Torqeedo establishes direct distribution in Norway

Torqeedo has announced a new direct distribution organisation in Norway to address the growing market for its marine electric propulsion systems in that region. Norway has a long tradition of seafaring and is a world maritime centre for shipping, shipyards and maritime infrastructure, commercial fishing, offshore oil/gas, ferries, pleasure boats and a rapidly growing offshore wind industry.  “Norway is a ...

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ePropulsion announces 2021 product line-up

ePropulsion announces 2021 line-up

ePropulsion announced its model year 2021 product line-up with the introduction of the Evo Series electric motors. New for model year 2021, ePropulsion has standardized its full product line with hydrogeneration capabilities, a 48-volt architecture, safety wristbands, a new ergonomic tiller and direct-drive brushless motors for better performance and greater noise reduction. An industry-first for electric outboards, and a major addition ...

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VETUS returns to the electric market

VETUS electric motor

VETUS, one of the pioneers of electric propulsion, has launched new solutions for both the new build and refit sectors. The company is is initially introducing two electric propulsion systems  – the E-POD package, designed for installation in the vessel’s stern, and the E-LINE range, which is ideal as a standard in-board diesel engine replacement. The E-LINE and E-POD systems are ...

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ePropulsion announces E-Series batteries

ePropulsion recently announced the E-Series Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) high-performance batteries for the pinnacle of performance in electric boating. The most affordable marine batteries on the market and designed precisely to complement ePropulsion’s lines of Spirit and Navy electric outboard engines, the E-Series offers boaters functionality, while reducing weight and space requirements compared to traditional AGM lead-acid batteries. A key innovation of ...

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Power play: Electric boats charge up the boating industry ladder

By David Gee Although an early electric boat was developed by German inventor Moritz von Jacobi in 1839, it took more than 30 years of battery and motor development before they became more practical – and popular. And it’s taken another 150 years for them to become a four-and-a-half billion dollar segment worldwide. The battery and motor development didn’t stop, ...

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Taiga Orca electric PWC wins Red Dot Design Award

Taiga Orca wins Red Dot Award

The Taiga Orca, an all-electric personal watercraft from Canada's Taiga Motors, has earned a Red Dot Award for outstanding design. The Orca features a full carbon fiber hull and top deck, a floating seat made possible by the absence of an internal combustion engine, and an onboard computer offering connectivity via built-in GPS mapping, LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The 23kWh ...

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