The Norwegian company Evoy is preparing to launch a 150-horsepower electric outboard by the first quarter of 2021. The new 150 hp Evoy electric outboard will then be on sale early next year. It will be used immediately by the Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten. Its initial application will be the Zodiac Milpro MARK 5, a standard dinghy for ferrying cruise ship passengers.
For now still at prototype level, the electric outboard Evoy is not yet commercialized. It was to be premiered at a Norwegian boat show, but due to the cancellation, the world premiere will be in Florø, Norway, during 2020. This outboard will have performance equivalent to a 150 hp petrol engine, but with electric propulsion. The tests that will be carried out during the summer and autumn of 2020 will give the final results on performance and range.
Evoy has already set a record for electric boats, with its prototype 90 hp electric outboard engine pushing a boat to a top speed of 55 knots. Between 2022 and 2023, 200 and 300 horsepower outboards will also arrive, initially for commercial use.
Evoy’s goal is not trivial: they want to eliminate global boating emissions by working on a range of electric inboard and outboard – from 75 to 670 kW ( from 100 to 900hp) – for workboats in the aquaculture industry, and then move on to planing hull boats. According to the story on their website, the idea of Evoy was born in 2003. The founder Stavøstrand grew up by the sea with a father, Gunnar, who is an entrepreneur, carpenter, fish farmer and developer of marine products. After studying Naval Architecture, Stavøstrand worked in various companies related to the Norwegian oil industry, becoming CEO and Administrative Director of one of the INC Group’s oil and gas companies. His dream, however, was to unplug the propulsion of ships from fossil fuels and help protect the seas he grew up with. In 2017 he resigned and Evoy was born.
The site of Evoy