The electromobility revolution will not stop at the water’s edge. Large commercial vessels such as ferries are already going electric in Scandinavia. Meanwhile, some European countries are banning gas-burning motors on environmentally sensitive lakes and rivers, creating a demand for small and medium-size electric outboards.
One company hoping to lead the electrification of the world’s waterways is Seattle-based Pure Watercraft, which was founded in 2011. The leadership team has a broad range of expertise in boating and in electric automotive powertrains.
The company recently introduced its Pure Outboard, which is designed to replace gas outboard motors from 9.9 to 40 hp, and works with any standard steering cable system. Pure Watercraft is already taking pre-orders, and expects to begin production before the end of the year.
Pure Watercraft is currently seeking an electrical engineer who will be responsible for all aspects of hardware design, as well as planning manufacturing and managing suppliers. A BS or MS in Electrical Engineering and at least seven years of relevant experience are required.
Source: Pure Watercraft