The first electric outboard that self-charges arrives

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Epropulsion
Epropulsion

Epropulsion launches the first electric motor that recharges itself (the propeller becomes a hydrogenerator when not in operation). There will be seven Epropulsion Evo models equipped with this technology in 2021.

The electric outboard for the tender is now booming. Epropulsion confirms this trend: in 2020 the company’s sales were +60% with two target markets: Western Europe and the United States. Now company launches electric motor that recharges itself

Epropulsion in 2021

Outboard Dinghy or Pod Drive up to 9 horsepower: your boat’s auxiliary engines now recharge themselves. Epropulsion relies on self-charging electric motors that allow reverse charging of the motor battery, enabling charging while sailing (when the boat is propelled by another motor or wind) or towing at speeds between 4 and 10 knots.

Taking advantage of this technology will be ePropulsion’s Spirit and Navy product lines: the new models are the Spirit 1.0 EVO, Navy 3.0 EVO and Navy 6.0 EVO available from early 2021.

In addition to these new models, ePropulsion introduces 48-volt architecture, safety cuffs, a new ergonomic bar, and direct-drive brushless motors, resulting in better performance and greater noise reduction.

Now all outboards are built on a 48V platform, allowing more versatility. E-series batteries provide consistent performance, up to 3,000 charging cycles. The Spirit was the first commercially available floating battery.

Epropulsion: the security disconnect is now…wireless

The safety break is critical for safety, but in practical use many boaters find it inconvenient. Epropulsion replaces it with an armband that automatically shuts down the engine in the event of a man overboard. Up to 8 connections per motor will be available, completely wireless.

The new Evo bar

Epropulsion also introduces a new bar It is an ergonomic, convenient, responsive and adaptive bar that greatly enhances the navigation experience. The built-in display keeps users informed of key information such as power, voltage, remaining run time, and battery level, with a backlit display for easy nighttime use.

Product models for 2021 include:

– 3 HP Spirit 1.0 Plus
– 3 HP Spirit 1.0 Evo (Tiller version)
– 3 HP Spirit 1.0 Evo Remote (version with remote control)
– 6 HP Navy 3.0 Evo
– 9.9 HP Navy 6.0 Evo
– 3 HP Pod Drive 1.0 Evo
– 6 HP Pod Drive 3.0 Evo
– The new 9.9 HP Pod Drive 6.0 Evo

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