Honda Marine unveils its 100% electric outboard engine


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Electrification is now also central to boating, and Honda Marine now unveils its concept for a 100 percent electric outboard. We are talking about a small engine suitable, for example, for a tender that will rest on the Japanese company‘s technology. The technological background will, in fact, make itself felt in this new project, launched at the Boot Düsseldorf 2023.

Here is the Honda Marine electric outboard

At the German show Honda launched plans for its own all-electric outboard engine. The technology on which it is based is that of the Honda Mobile Power Pack, launched at CES in Las Vegas a few years ago. Basically, it is a transportable battery pack that can power a wide variety of products: from outboards to scooters, from snowplows to lawnmowers.

The advantages as we often have in the world of electrics at sea are related to reduced noise and vibration, as well as reduced maintenance required. Emissions, on site, are then reduced to zero allowing, therefore, navigation in areas interdicted to endotherms.

Electric outboard – how it works

Honda Marine’s MPP is a lithium-ion battery capable of storing a substantial amount of electricity, more than 1.3 kWh. The MPP system on this electric Honda outboard provides a lightweight and easily transportable drive unit by which to recharge the battery pack without necessarily having to move the engine. This means that the battery can be recharged anywhere, giving freedom of movement to the user.

Honda’s promise for this powerplant is, despite its compact size, to have very high torque at low rpm and power to effectively move a boat at low speed while using less energy.


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