All-Electric High-Performance Outboard in Production

By George Backwell at March 02, 2013 04:19
Filed Under: Motor Yachts & Boats, Outboard motors
All-electric high performance motor boats, long the dream of eco-aware, cost-conscious boaters have become a reality, thanks to a collaboration between two companies at the cutting edge of technology in their respective fields.U.S-based Johnson Controls, having already made the enormous financial investment necessary to make them market leaders in the production of Lythium-Ion batteries for mass-produced hybrid road vehicles, were able to come up with the affordable waterproof version that outboard engine manufacturer, Germany’s Torqeedo, needs to power up its new ‘Deep Blue’ system. All Electric Hi-Performance Outboard 'Deep Blue' in Action: Photo credit Torqueedo In due course, Torqeedo gathered laurels at the  Miami International Boat Show in February where Deep Blue won the Show’s annual Innovation Award in the propulsion category for being the world's first industrially produced 80 hp electric engine powered by batteries adapted specifically for the ma... [More]

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