Posts Tagged: Electric Boats

Torqeedo introduces adapted BMW i3 battery for marine use, range extender, fixed pod motor

Marine motor manufacturer Torqeedo will introduce three new products for electric mobility on the water at the upcoming Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida and Miami International Boat Show. Torqeedo has adapted BMW’s i3 battery to work with its 40 or 80 hp Deep Blue outboard motors. The prismatic cell design provides efficient cooling… Read more »

Seaworthy EVs: Leclanché designs and manufactures Li-ion cells and systems

The advantages of electrifying transportation are far-reaching. Advanced energy storage systems are even making their way into the commercial marine industry. There are many marine applications in which adding a large Li-ion battery pack makes a lot of sense. The best-use case varies depending on the boat size and purpose. All-electric ferries, for example, are… Read more »

Charged Jobs: Pure Watercraft is hiring Senior Electrical Engineer to design electric boats

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… Read more »

XALT Energy supplies cells for world’s largest battery-powered ferries

XALT Energy has won a contract to supply cells for the two largest battery-powered ferries in the world. Each of the two Scandlines ferries, which run between Helsingborg, Denmark and Helsingör, Sweden, will have 4.16 MWh batteries to provide power for primary propulsion. The energy storage system was designed by Plan B Energy Storage (PBES),… Read more »

Edorado Marine’s new electric hydrofoil powerboat

After two years of market research, design, and product development, Netherlands-based Edorado Marine has revealed its new zero-emission powerboat. The Edorado 7S uses a unique hydrofoil design that allows it to ride above the water with very low drag, which increases maximum speed and range. Tom Speer, who is also part of America’s Cup Team… Read more »

Torqeedo’s new Cruise 10.0 R electric outboard motor

Marine propulsion specialist Torqeedo has introduced the most powerful member of its Cruise line of electric outboard motors. The Cruise 10.0 R is intended to fill the gap between the company’s smaller Ultralight and Travel outboards and its larger Deep Blue high-voltage motors. The Cruise 10.0 R operates at 48 volts, and delivers 12 kW… Read more »

Torqeedo’s 20 hp equivalent electric outboard 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… Read more »

Austrian boat builder installs Torqeedo electric drives in luxury yachts

Austrian boat builder Frauscher Bootswerft has chosen marine motor maker Torqeedo to power its line of luxury electric boats and yachts. Torqeedo’s Deep Blue inboard motor was selected for the new Frauscher 740 Mirage Air, and is available on several of Frauscher’s other models. The two companies have cooperated since 2005. Deep Blue provides input… Read more »

New report: Marine hybrid propulsion market to reach $4.46 billion by 2022

A new market study from Transparency Market Research (TMR) projects that global revenue from the marine hybrid propulsion market will grow from $2.24 billion in 2013 to $4.46 billion in 2022. In “Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 – 2022,” TMR finds that tightening environmental restrictions… Read more »

MTU and AKASOL partner to develop heavy-duty diesel hybrids

MTU Friedrichshafen, a manufacturer of large diesel engines, has formed a development partnership with Li-ion battery-maker AKASOL, with the aim of developing battery systems for MTU’s hybrid and electric propulsion systems. Using AKASOL battery systems, MTU plans to produce hybrid powertrains for the marine, heavy-duty ground vehicle and rail sectors, as well as stationary industrial… Read more »