Tag Archives: electric propulsion

Beneteau partners with Vision Marine Technologies

Groupe Beneteau and Vision Marine Technologies have launched a partnership to integrate Vision Marine Technologies high-power electric outboard motors onboard several models across Groupe Beneteau’s brand portfolio. Innovation is a keystone of Groupe Beneteau’s heritage, shaping trends in boating for over 130 years. Groupe Beneteau said it was quick to recognize the growing market demand for electric boats and launched ...

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Taiga begins deliveries of Orca electric PWC

Taiga Motors Corporation, an electric off-road vehicle manufacturer, announced it initiated deliveries of its Orca personal watercraft. Taiga’s 2022 Orca marks its world’s first electric personal watercraft sale, as the company continues to ramp up production, furthering its legacy of being a pioneer in the electric powersports industry. “This is a significant moment for the Taiga team because not only ...

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ePropulsion appoints global OEM sales director, acquires majority shares in UK distributor

ePropulsion announced the acquisition of shares in ePropulsion UK to become the majority shareholder. As a result of this acquisition, ePropulsion will have closer collaboration with the UK dealer network headed by Steve Bruce, Managing Director for ePropulsion UK from its base in Hamble, Hampshire. Bruce will become Global OEM Sales Director, reporting directly to Danny Tao, CEO of ePropulsion. ...

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Limestone Boat Co. completes sea trials for production electric center console

The Limestone Boat Company – owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone Boats and Boca Bay Boats – announced the successful completion of sea trials for its Vision Marine electric outboard-powered Aquasport 2100CC. Rigorous real-world, open water testing has validated the Company’s belief in its EV engine partner as the preeminent provider of high-performance electric power in the recreational boating ...

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Torqeedo partners with Proton on hydrogen cell charging

Torqeedo announced a collaboration with Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH to integrate hydrogen fuel cell charging into Torqeedo’s propulsion systems for electric boats. The two Bavaria-based companies will work together on an innovative marine hydrogen hybrid building kit integrating Torqeedo’s existing Deep Blue battery-electric drive systems and Proton Motor’s advanced fuel cell technology. “The hydrogen-electric Deep Blue Hybrid system will ...

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ePropulsion sponsors N.C. bass fishing tournament

ePropulsion, manufacturer of marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced it is sponsoring the Jon Boat Bass Club of North Carolina (JBBCNC). The JBBCNC ePropulsion Invitational tournament took place on April 9, 2022, on Lake Mackintosh in Burlington, North Carolina. James Bentley and Mitchell Whitt lead the field of 44 teams bringing in five fish weighing a total of 23-pounds, ...

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Torqeedo announces management changes

Torqeedo GmbH recently announced a reconfiguration of its management team. Dr. Ralf Plieninger, who joined Torqeedo in 2012 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Chief Operating Officer (COO) and served as Torqeedo’s managing director, has decided to leave the company as of May 1, 2022. Dr. Markus Müller, CTO of Torqeedo’s parent company DEUTZ AG, will step in as interim ...

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ePropulsion reports 200% growth in 2021

ePropulsion, manufacturer of marine electric propulsion systems and services, has announced record sales revenue growth in 2021 and forecasts a strong outlook for 2022. Sales revenue increased 200% year-over-year in 2021, with over 15,000 units sold across the globe. The company estimates a further 100% growth rate in 2022 as more boat owners look to switch to more sustainable boating ...

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Torqeedo expands direct distribution in Sweden

Torqeedo has expanded its direct distribution organisation to address the growing market for its marine electric propulsion systems in Sweden. “The Swedish people have an intimate connection to their nation’s waters. Approximately one in eight Swedes owns a boat, one of the highest rates in the world,” said Tommi Salonen, Torqeedo’s vice president of sales. “Sweden is also a world ...

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ePropulsion sees sales and dealer growth

Electric outboard propulsion company ePropulsion says it has grown its U.S. dealer network by 60% in 2021. The company said in a press release this has resulted in a year-over-year sales increase for all ePropulsion motors of over 200% with sales of the Spirit series quadrupling. “We are thrilled by the increased interest in our motors both by consumers and ...

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