Tag Archives: Torqeedo

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 partners with Sentinel, WhisperPower

Torqeedo has announced strategic agreements to integrate Sentinel Boat Monitors and WhisperPower smart power generation systems into its electric boat propulsion product offerings. The announcements were made in a press conference at the Dusseldorf International Boat Show Jan. 23. The Sentinel Boat Monitors are now fully integrated with Torqeedo’s Cruise, Travel and Ultralight electric propulsion systems. The Sentinel app allows ...

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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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Torqeedo powers electric fleet for San Antonio’s River Walk

The new fleet of 43 custom passenger boats, which were deployed in Oct. 2017 on the iconic River Walk in San Antonio, Texas, are powered by electric propulsion systems from Torqeedo. Built by Lake Assault Boats, each of the new environmentally friendly 27-ft. vessels is driven by a complete Torqeedo electric propulsion system, including a Cruise 10.0 electric outboard engine and ...

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Deutz AG signs deal to acquire Torqeedo

German engine manufacturer Deutz AG has signed a deal to acquire 100 percent of the shares in electric marine propulsion provider Torqeedo GmbH. The transaction will take effect Oct. 1, 2017. Deutz AG is financing the acquisition from available cash. Deutz AG intends to extend its operations to include the development and manufacture of hybrid and all-electric system solutions for ...

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Zodiac Nautic Group and Torqeedo introduce Avon eJET concept

Zodiac Nautic Group and Torqeedo developed the eJET Concept, a 100 percent electric tender that is designed to offer single fuel type on board, no oil changes, increased reliability and reduced maintenance costs. The companies said the eJET Concept performed strongly in testing both in performance and reliability, leading Avon and Torqeedo to further collaborate on a commercial range of ...

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Torqeedo opens Asia-Pacific office in Bangkok

Torqeedo has opened a new office in Bangkok, Thailand, to accommodate its growth in Asia and the Pacific region. An expanding focus on marine preservation, sustainable tourism, ecofishing and the electrification of commercial vessels have created a strong interest in Torqeedo products by regional public and private entities, the company said.  Torqeedo added the region also shows increasing investment in ...

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Torqeedo names Greg Jung vice president of marketing

Torqeedo announced Greg Jung has been appointed vice president of marketing. In that role, he will oversee worldwide marketing and communication strategies for the company. Prior to joining Torqeedo, Jung was vice president of marketing for Civis Analytics of Chicago. In that role, he was responsible for brand, corporate messaging, events and demand generation programs for the company’s data science ...

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Q&A with Torqeedo President Marcia Kull

Marcia Kull joined the Torqeedo team in May as its new president. Kull’s career in the marine industry began when she was an attorney specializing in product liability defense at Bowman and Brooke, eventually moving to Genmar Holdings and then Volvo Penta, where she was most recently the vice president of marine sales. Kull is enthusiastic about electric propulsion technology ...

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