Tag Archives: electric propulsion

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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Ingenity increases electric boat capacity

Ingenity increases electric boat capacity

Ingenity Electric is increasing its capacity to build electric boats as part of parent company Correct Craft’s investment in 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space near its headquarters in Orlando. The new space will support growing demand for more sustainable boating solutions like the award-winning, 100%-electric Nautique GS22E. Ingenity President Sean Marrero stated, “The Nautique GS22E is incredible. It shows ...

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Pure Watercraft acquires ELUX Marine to expand electric boating

Pure Watercraft has acquired ELUX Marine, a Minnesota-based electric luxury pontoon boat manufacturer. The equity-based transaction combines ELUX’s expertise in the lucrative Upper Midwest boating market with Pure Watercraft’s electric outboard motors and complete electric boats. ELUX Marine was founded in 2017 by Howard Root, a former medical device entrepreneur and lifetime Minnesota boater, and Bart Jones, a Minnesota boat ...

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Electric outboard motor manufacturer receives new funding

Pure Watercraft electric outboard

Electric boating technology company Pure Watercraft closed a total Series A financing of $37.5M, including a previously-announced $23.4M. The funding round was led by L37, a hybrid venture capital and private equity firm. L37 Managing Partner Randall Ussery will also join Pure Watercraft's board of directors. Driven by its mission to make boating more enjoyable, accessible, and environmentally-friendly, Pure Watercraft brings direct-to-consumer ...

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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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Designed-for-electric folding boat enters the market

AquaNaut folding boat

Following five years of research and testing, AquaNaut Boats enters the recreational market with a new folding boat specially-designed for use with an electric outboard. The AquaNaut 270 is an 8-foot twin hull boat, folding down to three inches for roofrack transport on any car, with the heaviest component weighing 36 pounds. The company says assembly can be completed in ...

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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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