Torqeedo’s 20 hp equivalent electric outboard motor

Torqeedo 20 hp motor

Torqeedo has added a new model to its line of electric marine propulsion systems. The Cruise 10.0 is a 20-horsepower-equivalent, emission-free outboard that can plane light boats at speeds up to 28 mph and move 3-10 ton displacement hulls at up to 9 mph.

The Cruise 10.0’s electronically commutated, brushless DC motor provides up to 12 kW (peak) and 10 kW (continuous) of power. The 48 V outboard is designed to easily mount to a vessel’s remote steering. It comes with integrated electric tilt, and is available in three shaft lengths.

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Like the 5 hp and 8 hp equivalent Cruise motors, the Cruise 10.0 provides a display screen that shows battery status, GPS-calculated range and speed, and remaining runtime. Torqeedo’s smartphone app, TorqTrac, allows users to view motor, GPS and mapping data in real time.

Torqeedo’s Power 26-104 marine lithium battery is a perfect match for the Cruise series of motors. These 25.9 V power packs replace two 12 V lead gel or AGM batteries, saving up to 70% of the space and weight.

“Torqeedo’s range of products encompasses systems from 1 hp all the way up to the 80 hp high-voltage Deep Blue,” said Torqeedo President Steve Trkla. “The Cruise 10.0 provides a clean, green and quiet alternative for commercial and recreational users who prefer the simplicity and easy handling of a low-voltage system, but require more speed, thrust and power than previously available.”

 

Source: Torqeedo

  • Gaskilla

    I wonder if this type of motor will be allowed on waterways that currently don’t allow motorized boats. I’ve seen this type of restriction on waterways that are used for drinking water and/or have sensitive wildlife. With a zero emissions boat I think lawmakers might have to revisit boating restrictions.

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