Bosch giant builds electric motors for boats

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X Shore 1 - In glide
X Shore 1 – In glide

Boats have long been in Bosch Engineering’s sights. A year ago, a kit was presented by the company a kit for electrifying boats under 24 meters. Today a further step is taken, namely a partnership with an established name in electric boating such as X Shore, which has long been a promoter of a carbon-free approach.


Bosch Engineering
has developed a new electric propulsion system for the Swedish shipyard
X Shore
. The company, a subsidiary of the Bosch Group, designs electronic systems for mobility in various fields, from automotive to marine to snowmobiles. Partnership starts with model optimization X Shore 1 born from the Swedish shipyard of the same name.

The Swedish boat electrified by Bosch

X Shore, a Swedish company, chose to partner with Bosch Engineering because it shares the same green principles and vision. Reducing emissions even in the boating world and making the sea a less polluted place is among the goals of these two brands.

The propulsion system that Bosch Engineering developed for the X Shore 1 electric boat includes the company’s largest motor produced for boats, theinverter, and the gearbox produced by Bosch Rexroth. The electric motor thus developed, in addition to being powerful and compact, is also extremely quiet, a factor greatly appreciated by those who choose electric boating.

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The collaboration is aimed at increasingly improving the performance and efficiency of electric propulsion systems through design, engineering and setup of software and integration with existing electronic systems. Bosch ‘s first electrification experiment in recreational boating with X Shore, a pioneer of sustainability in the marine industry, marks the German company’s commitment to the sector.

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