Electric Outboards: Less than 5 kW

It is the long term goal of Plugboats to provide a complete range of ‘Buyer’s Guides’ to electric motors, recognizing that it is a large task. We feel it is important, though, because there is no place we know of where someone interested in electric boats and motors can conveniently find this information. This is our first guide: electric outboard motors under 5kW (excluding kayak and trolling motors). Our next guide will cover those kayak/trolling motors, followed by an electric outboard guide of 5kW+, then a guide to pod motors and then inboards. We welcome all suggestions and feedback. (Use the Comment Form at the bottom of the page)

Outboards under 5kW

This is a general outline of the companies that manufacture electric outboards with power under 5kiloWatts and the models that they offer. It is not intended to be the definitive authority on the subject, but rather a launching pad for finding out more about motors that may match your specific needs.

There is a lot of variety in the way manufacturers detail the technical attributes of their products. We have tried to take the most common measurements and assemble an ‘apples to apples’ comparison.

General Organization

They are organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer and then by power of motor within that manufacturer’s listing. In the interests of user friendliness, we have bunched the short (S) and long shaft (L) models together, and for some manufacturers have also bunched the range of motors, mainly because that is how those manufacturers display them on their websites.

The blue links will connect you to the manufacturer’s entire website, the page for the motor/s being detailed, and in some cases, a link to download a brochure. At the bottom of the page is a sortable and searchable table of all the information. While the page can be viewed on a mobile device, there is a lot of information. We encourage you to view on a desk or laptop browser for maximum legibility and flexibility.

Plugboats makes no claims about the relative performance or manufacturing quality of the motors, the information is drawn from each manufacturers published materials. Also, the photographs and drawings are not shown in any consistent scale.

We welcome any input you may have to make this guide better – a different grouping, perhaps we have left out a motor or are unaware of a manufacturer. If you do have a suggestion, correction or improvement, use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page.


Measurements

kW • Voltage • HP:
kW is the kW rating provided by the manufacturer. Most websites do not indicate whether it is input or output kW. When it is indicated, we took the larger of the two, usually the input kW
Voltage is most often referred on the sites as ‘Voltage’. Some indiccate nominal or peak. In those cases we have used the nominal rating and indicated it as such.
HP: is ‘HorsePower equivalent’ so that you can get an idea of the power of the motor in comparison to a HP rating you might be more familiar with. These measurements come from the manufacturer’s website, and different manufacturers measure the HP in different ways. Some even use metric horsepower, which is slightly different from imperial horsepower. Again, we have tried to make it as apples to apples as possible. (For general guidance, 1kW is round one and a third HP, or the reverse is that 1HP is around three quarters of a kW

Weight and Length: are in metric. 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds, ( a 15kg motor = 33 lb), 1 centimetre = 2.54 inch (63 cm shaft = 25″)

Running Times: These obviously depend on a variety of conditions. We have used the information from the manufacturer’s website, taking the range/time at the lowest speed and highest. Some manufacturers also include range in their analysis of the capabilities of a battery and motor combination, but since not all provide that, we have used only running times.

Price: These prices are intended as a guide, to give an idea of comparative pricing, not as quotes for the products. The information was taken from a variety of sources. If the manufacturer has a suggested list price, it is noted. Otherwise, information came from dealer websites. In some cases we could not find a dealer price and we have contacted the manufacturer for a MSRP. These will be added as they arrive.

The range of prices reflects the options for the model (i.e. from short shaft tiller steer to long shaft remote steer). While prices between dealers are fairly consistent, there can be big price swings between continents. The $ amounts are US$ unless otherwise noted. Finally, if the battery is integrated, it is in the price, if the battery is separate, the listed price is for the motor only.

The information on this page was reviewed on June 9, 2019


Aquamot

Aquamot was founded in 2003 by Ing. Siegmund Hammerstrom and has grown to be a leading manufacturer of electric motors. They have outboard and pod motors in sizing from 1.1 kW to 25kW. The motors are divided into the 1 to 1.6kW range and the 2.2 to 4.4kW range because that is how they are shown on the website. The photos show that the motor (bottom of shaft) is longer and larger on the higher kW models. The black extension is the optional tiller.

Aquamot Trend Outboard 1.1 web page
Download .pdf brochure (1.1 and 1.6 models)
  • kW: 1.1 • Voltage: not available • HP: 3.5
  • Battery:  Integrated, .640 kWh • Li-ion
  • Running Time: 40 min – 6.5 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 63 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): 14.2 • Tiller: + .4
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote
  • Other: Two year limited warranty. Larger / extra battery can be purchased to extend range (1.28 kWh Li-ion)
  • Country of Manufacture: Austria
  • Price: €1800-€2000 •  $2050 – $2275

Aquamot Trend Outboard 1.6. web page
Download .pdf brochure (1.1 and 1.6 models)
  • kW: 1.6 • Voltage: not available • HP: 5
  • Battery:  Integrated, .640 kWh • Li-ion
  • Running Time: 29 min – 4.5 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 63 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): 15.3 • Tiller: + .6
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Two year limited warranty. Larger / extra battery can be purchased to extend range (1.28 kWh Li-ion)
  • Country of Manufacture: Austria
  • Price: €2,200-€2349 •  $2500 – $2675  
Aquamot Trend Outboard 2.2 web page
Download .pdf brochure (2.2 and 4.3 models)
  • kW: 2.2 • Voltage: 24 • HP: 6.5
  • Battery:  Not included. Can be purchased from Aquamot or others. Connector cables included
  • Running Time: 2.25 hrs – 10 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 63 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): 22.9 • Tiller: + .5
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Two year limited warranty. Extra long shaft and long tiller arm available.
  • Country of Manufacture: Austria
  • Price: €3100 •  $3500  

Aquamot Trend Outboard 4.3 web page
Download .pdf brochure (2.2 and 4.3 models)
  • kW: 4.3 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 11
  • Battery:  Not included. Can be purchased from Aquamot or others. Connector cables included
  • Running Time: 2.25 hrs – 10 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 63 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): 22.9 • Tiller: + .5
    Steering: Remote or Tiller
    Other: Two year limited warranty. Extra long shaft and long tiller arm available.
  • Country of Manufacture: Austria
  • Price: €3500 • $3950


Combi Outboards

Combi Outboards was founded in 1979 in Giethoorn (‘the Dutch Venice’) to supply rental boats with clean electric power. It is now a leading international supplier of electric propulsion solutions for the maritime market. Combi manufactures inboards, pods, hybrids and outboards. There are six outboards ranging in power from 1kW to 3.5 kW: 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 and 3.5kW. Rather than detailing each, we give the specifications for the 1kW and 3.5kW models.

Combi Outboards: 1kW web page
Download .pdf brochure (all Combi models)
  • kW: 1.0 • Voltage: 24 • HP: 4
  • Battery:  Not included.
  • Running Time: See below
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 40.5 • (L): 52.5 • (XL): 56.5
  • Weight (kg): Not available
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Combi does not provide a range or run time, but gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.
  • Country of Manufacture: Netherlands
  • Price: No prices available from dealers. Manufacturer has been contacted.
Combi Outboards: 3.5kW web page
Download .pdf brochure (all Combi models)
  • kW: 3.5 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 9
  • Battery:  Not included.
  • Running Time: See below
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 41.0 • (L): 52.5 • (XL): 56.5
  • Weight (kg): Not available
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Combi does not provide a range or run time, but gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.
  • Country of Manufacture: Netherlands
  • Price: No prices available from dealers. Manufacturer has been contacted.

Elco

Elco (Elco Motor Yachts) is the oldest electric boat motor company in the world, having been started in 1893 as the the Electric Launch Company to supply electric boats for the Chicago World’s Fair. It went on to become the USA’s second largest boat manufacturer. In 2013 the company decided to focus exclusively on electric motors – outboards, inboards and hybrids. They have two outboards under 5kW and four bigger motors ranging from 6.48kW to 21.6kW.

Elco EP-5 web page
Download .pdf Spec Sheet
  • kW: 4.7 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 5
  • Battery:  Separate. Batteries (Victron Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Chargers ( NOCO) available from Elco
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length (cm): (Transom Height): (S): 43.6 • (L): 56.3
  • Weight (kg): 29.5 • Batteries: 90 (approximate: 2x12V 145 Ah)
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote (Side or Top Mount available)
  • Other: ‘Get Home Safe’ battery alert system
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: Prices are significantly higher in Europe. €3575 – €3950  ($4050 – 4475)   North America $2600
Elco EP-9.9 web page
Download .pdf Spec Sheet
  • kW: 3.0 • Voltage: 24 • HP: 9.9
  • Battery:  Separate. Batteries (Victron Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Chargers ( NOCO) available from Elco
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length (cm): (Transom Height): (S): 43.6 • (L): 56.3
  • Weight (kg): 29.5 • Batteries: 180 (approximate: 2x12V 145 Ah)
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote (Side or Top Mount available)
  • Other: ‘Get Home Safe’ battery alert system
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: Prices are significantly higher in Europe. €3521 – €4310 ($4000 – $4900)   North America $2910


EP Carry

Joe Grez, an experienced consumer product developer with a degree in physics and portfolio of US patents, developed the Electric Paddle in 2008 when a new mandatory CO2 warning had to be placed on his dinghy and it made him think about the effects of exhaust on his young granddaughter when she was in the boat. The motor has now evolved into the EP Carry system, an electric outboard for dinghies and most boats 13 ft. or less, plus some sail craft. 

EP Carry information page
  • kW: .23 • Voltage: 24 (nominal) • HP: 1
  • Battery:  Separate, available from EPCarry • 24V or 48V Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo in buoyant case.
  • Running Time: 1 hrs – 5 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (XS): 101 • (S): 114 • (L): 127
  • Weight (kg): Motor: 6.4 • Battery: (24V) 2.9
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Two year limited warranty.Easy tilt-up lift mechanism for beaching. Accepts any 24V battery. Larger / extra battery enables extended range.
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: $1600

e-Propulsion

ePropulsion was  founded in 2012 by three engineers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).  The company continues to have a strong engineering culture where each engineer is individually responsible for creating as much value for users as possible. e-Propulsion offer two outboard models, the 1kW Spirit and 3kW Navy.

e-Propulsion Spirit 1.0 web page
  • kW: 1.0 • Voltage: 40.7 (nominal) • HP: 3
  • Battery:  Integrated • 1.02 kWh • LiPo (lithium-ion-polymer)
  • Running Time: 1 hrs – 4 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (XS): 52.5 • (S): 62.5 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): Motor: 11 • Battery: 8.8 (varies with shaft length and/or tiller)
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote, Wireless
  • Other: Two year limited warranty. As of May 2019 wireless remote control is available
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • Price: €1800 – €2136  •  $2150 – $2400
e-Propulsion Navy 3.0 web page
  • kW: 3.0 • Voltage: 46.8 (nominal) • HP: 6
  • Battery:  Non-Integrated • 3.04 kWh • Li-ion
  • Running Time: 1 hrs – 4 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 64 • (L): 76.5
  • Weight (kg): Motor: 24 • Battery: 31.5 (varies with shaft length and/or tiller)
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote, Wireless
  • Other: Two year limited warranty, one year on battery. Wide variety of accessories available.
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • Price: €2500-€2600 • $2900  – $3050

Electro-Mobile

Electro-Mobile is a family company founded in Sweden in 1992 with a focus on eco-friendly electric motors in general for use in heavy equipment, cars, HVAC and power tools. Electro-Mobile offers two outboards motors under 5kW – the 4921-3kW and 4921-5kW.

Electro-Mobile E4921-3 webpage
Download .pdf spec sheet (includes 4921-5)
  • kW: 3.0 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 5
  • Battery:  Separate. Available from Electro-Mobile (see below)
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length: Not available
  • Weight (kg): 31 • Batteries: 60 (4.5 kWh – 4x12V 90Ah Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo)
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Chargers and all accessories available from Electro-Mobile Here is a link to a battery guide on the site
  • Country of Manufacture: Sweden
  • Price: No prices available from dealers. Manufacturer has been contacted.
Electro-Mobile E4921-5 webpage
Download .pdf spec sheet (includes 4921-3)
  • kW: 5.0 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 9
  • Battery:  Separate. Available from Electro-Mobile (see below)
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length: Not available
  • Weight (kg): 48 • Batteries: 60 (4.5 kWh – 4x12V 90Ah Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo)
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Chargers and all accessories available from Electro-Mobile Here is a link to a battery guide on the site
  • Country of Manufacture: Sweden
  • Price: No prices available from dealers. Manufacturer has been contacted.

Golden Motor – EZOutboard

Golden Motor has been a manufacturer of high power electric motors and controllers since 2007. The company also has motors available for e-bikes, motorcycles and cars and started conversion of used gasoline outboards to electric versions in 2012. Their EZ Outboard brand offers a line of trolling motors and two higher power outboards of 6.5 and 105.kW.

EZOutboard S06
Download .pdf spec sheet (includes 4921-3)
  • kW: 4.3 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 5-7
  • Battery:  Separate. Expandable LiFePO4 battery pack available from EZOutboard
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length: Not available
  • Weight (kg): 31 • Batteries: 27 (4x12V 5Ah)
  • Steering: Tiller and Remote
  • Other: 3 speed mode smart control panel
    Country of Manufacture: China
  • Price: No prices available from dealers. Manufacturer has been contacted.

Karvin

Karvin is a Poland-based company that focuses its efforts exclusively on electric outboard. It offers one motor smaller than 5 kiloWatts – the 4500.

Karvin 4500
  • kW: 4.5 • Voltage: 24 / 36 / 48 • HP: 8 / 12 / 16
  • Battery:  Separate. Various packages available from Karvin
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 38 • (L): 51
  • Weight (kg): 22 • Batteries: 80 (48V = 4x12V LiFePo4 140Ah)
  • Steering: Tiller and Remote
  • Other: All accessories available from Karvin
  • Country of Manufacture: Poland
  • Price (MSRP): €4337- €4537 • $4925 – $5150

Parsun

Suzhou Parsun Power Machine Co., Ltd. was founded in 2001 in Suzhou, China. Their core technology team’s collective experience dates back to 1968, and includes working with OMC in the development of integral components for high-power outboard engines in the late 1990’s. The company works with Elco on the design, technology and patents for its electric outboard products as well as the global sourcing of key parts and materials. The company makes one outboard under 5kW, its 3.6kW Parsun 5HP.

Parsun 5HP
  • kW: 3.6 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 5
  • Battery:  Separate. Not available from Parsuns
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length (cm): (Transom Height): (S): 38.1 • (L): 50.8
  • Weight (kg): (S): 28.4 (L): 30.4
  • Steering: Tiller and Remote
  • Other: 4 position manual trim and tilt
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • Price: The price on this varies widely from Australia to the US. Australia: $AU 4000 – $AU 4800 ($2800 – $3400)  • United States: $1700 – $2250

Ray Electric Outboards

Morton Ray holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology and developed his electric outboard in 1973 as a primary power for boats, as opposed to the trolling motors people were using as auxiliaries to their gas motors. Ray Electric Outboards Inc. approaches electric propulsion differently from other companies. It manufacture one motor, the watt power of which can be changed by altering the voltage of the accompanying battery pack and the amperage.

Ray Electric Outboard
  • kW: Not available • Voltage: 36 / 48 / 60 • HP: 2.5 / 4 / 5
  • Battery:  Separate. Available from Ray in voltages noted above
  • Running Time: 1.8 hrs – 28 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (Transom Height): (S): 38.1 • (L): 50.8
  • Weight (kg): Total System Weights per Voltage ratings above: 228 / 287 / 340
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote
  • Other: Ray motors are set up to be sold as a total package, one-stop shopping
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: $5,695- $6,049

Torqeedo

Torqeedo is the leading manufacturer of electric outboards in the world. The company was founded in 2004 by Dr Christoph Ballin and Dr Friedrich Böbel when they decided they could build a better electric motor than the one on the boat Dr. Ballin had just purchased. The company offers trolling motors, inboards, outboards and pod motors and works with BMW’s battery division as well as partnering with many of the world’s premier boat designers and manufacturers. Apart from its line of small power kayak and trolling motors, it makes 5 models of outboard with power of less than 5kW.

Torqeedo Travel 503
  • kW: .5 • Voltage: 29.6 (nominal) • HP: 2
  • Battery: Integrated • Li-ion • Capacity: .320 kWh
  • Range: 42 minutes – 6.3 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S) 8.9 (L) 9.5 • Battery: 5
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $1700

Torqeedo Travel 1003
  • kW: 1.0 • Voltage: 29.6 (nominal) • HP: 3-4
  • Battery: Integrated • Li-ion • Capacity: .530 kWh
  • Range: 35 minutes – 10.5 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S) 14.2 (L) 14.8 • Battery: 5.3
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $2000
Torqeedo 1003 – C

The orqeedo 1003-C is the same motor as the Travel 1003 above but with a larger integrated battery pack: Li-ion with a capacity of 915 Wh Li-ion that weighs 6kgs and provides a range of 55 mins – 17.5 hrs • Price: $2500

Torqeedo Travel 1103
  • kW: 1.1 • Voltage: 29.6 (nominal) • HP: 3-4
  • Battery: Integrated • Li-ion • Capacity: .915 kWh
  • Range: 50 minutes – 20 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S) 17.3 (L) 17.7 • Battery: 6
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $2700

Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 RS and 2.0T (shown)
(R and T simply refer to Remote or Tiller)

  • kW: 2.0 • Voltage: 24 (nominal) • HP: 5
    Battery: Non-Integrated • Suggested: 1 X Power 24-3500: 3500Wh • Li-ion • Capacity: 3.5 kWh
  • Range: 1.75 hrs – 8 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S) 17.5 (L) 18.6 • Battery: (1xPower 24-3500 = 25.3)
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $4000
Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 RS (shown) and 4.0 T
  • kW: 4.0 • Voltage: 24 (nominal) • HP: 8
    Battery: Non-Integrated • Suggested: 1 X Power 48-5000 • Li-ion • Capacity: 5kWh
  • Range: 1.25 hrs – 10 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S/Remote) 16.1 to (L/Tiller) 19.4 18.6 • Battery: (1xPower 24-3500 = 25.3)
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $4500

Table: Sortable and Searchable

MOTORPOWERBATTERYRANGESHAFT (cm)WEIGHT (kg)STEERINGOTHERCOUNTRY
Aquamot 1.1kW: 1.1
Voltage: not available
HP: 3.5
.640 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.66 hrs (40 min) – 6.5 hrs63 (S)
75 (L)
14.2
Tiller: + .4
Tiller
Remote
Two year limited warranty. Larger / extra battery can be purchased to extend range (1.28 kWh Li-ion)Austria
Aquamot 1.6kW: 1.6
Voltage: not available
HP: 5
.640 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.5 hrs (29 min) – 4.5 hrs63 (S)
75 (L)
15.3
Tiller: + .6
Tiller
Remote
Two year limited warranty. Larger / extra battery can be purchased to extend range (1.28 kWh Li-ion)Austria
Aquamot 2.2kW: 2.2
Voltage: 24
HP: 6.5
Not included.
Can be purchased from Aquamot or others.
Connector cables included
2.25 hrs – 10 hrs63 (S)
75 (L)
22.9
Tiller: + .5
Tiller
Remote
Two year limited warranty. Extra long shaft and long tiller arm available.Austria
Aquamot 4.3kW: 4.3
Voltage: 48
HP: 11
Not included.
Can be purchased from Aquamot or others.
Connector cables included
2.25 hrs – 10 hrs63 (S)
75 (L)
22.9
Tiller: + .5
Tiller
Remote
Two year limited warranty. Extra long shaft and long tiller arm available.Austria
Combi 1kWkW: 1.0
Voltage: 24
HP: 4
Not included.Combi does not provide a range or run time, but gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.40.5 (S)
52.5 (L)
56.5 (XL)
Not availableTiller
Remote
Combi does not provide a range or run time, but gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.Netherlands
Combi 3.5kWkW: 3.5
Voltage: 48
HP: 9
Not included.Combi does not provide a range or run time, but gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.41.0 (S)
52.5 (L)
56.5 (XL)
Not availableTiller
Remote
Combi does not provide a range or run time, but gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.Netherlands
EP CarrykW: .23Separate, available from EPCarry
24V or 48V Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo in buoyant case
1 hrs – 5 hrs101 (XS)
114 (S)
127 (L)
Motor: 6.4
Battery 2.9
TillerTwo year limited warranty. Easy tilt-up lift mechanism for beaching. Accepts any 24V batteryUSA
e-Propulsion Spirit 1.0kW: 1.0
Voltage: 40.7 (nominal)
HP: 3
1.02 kWh
LiPo (lithium-ion-polymer)
Integrated
1 hrs – 4 hrs52.5 (XS)
62.5 (S)
75 (L)
11 - Motor
Battery: 8.8
(varies with shaft length and/or tiller)
Tiller
Remote, Wireless
Two year limited warranty. As of May 2019 wireless remote control is availableChina
e-Propulsion Navy 3.0kW: 3.0
Voltage: 46.8 (nominal)
HP: 6
3.04 kWh
Li-ion
Non-Integrated
1 hrs – 4 hrs64 (S)
76.5 (L)
24 - Motpr
Battery: 31.5
(varies with shaft length and/or tiller)
Tiller
Remote, Wireless
Two year limited warranty, one year on battery. Wide variety of accessories available.China
Elco EP-5kW: 4.7
Voltage: 48
HP: 9.9
Separate
Batteries (Victron Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Chargers ( NOCO) available from Elco
Not available43.6 (S)
56.3 (L)
(Transom Heights)
29.5
Batteries: 90 (approximate: 2x12V 145 Ah)
Tiller
Remote (Side or Top Mount available)
‘Get Home Safe’ battery alert systemUSA
Elco EP 9.9kW: 3.0
Voltage: 24
HP: 5
Separate
Batteries (Victron Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Chargers ( NOCO) available from Elco
Not available43.6 (S)
56.3 (L)
(Transom Heights)
29.5
Batteries: 180
(approximate: 2x12V 145 Ah)
Tiller
Remote (Side or Top Mount available)
‘Get Home Safe’ battery alert systemUSA
Electro-Mobile 4912-3kW: 3.0
Voltage: 48
HP: 5
Separate
Available from Electro-Mobile
Not availableNot available31
Batteries: 60
(4.5 kWh – 4x12V 90Ah Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo)
TillerChargers and all accessories available from Electro-Mobile Here is a link to a battery guide on the siteSweden
Electro-Mobile 4912-5kW: 5.0
Voltage: 48
HP: 9
Separate
Available from Electro-Mobile
Not availableNot available48
Batteries: 60
(4.5 kWh – 4x12V 90Ah Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo)
TillerChargers and all accessories available from Electro-Mobile Here is a link to a battery guide on the siteSweden
EZOutboard S06kW: 4.3
Voltage: 48
HP: 5-7
Separate
Expandable LiFePO4 battery pack available from EZOutboard
Not availableNot available31
Batteries: 27
(4x12V 5Ah)
Tiller
Remote
3 speed mode smart control panelChina
Karvin 2700kW: 2.7
Voltage: 24 / 36 / 48
HP: 4.7 / 6.9 / 9.5
Separate
Various packages available from Karvin
Not available38 (S)
51 (L)
22
Batteries: 80
(48V = 4x12V LiFePO4 140Ah)
Tiller
Remote
All accessories available from KarvinPoland
Karvin 4500kW: 4.5
Voltage: 24 / 36 / 48
HP: 8 / 12 / 16
Separate
Various packages available from Karvin
Not available38 (S)
51 (L)
22
Batteries: 80
(48V = 4x12V LiFePo4 140Ah)
Tiller
Remote
All accessories available from KarvinPoland
Parsun 5HPkW: 3.6
Voltage: 48
HP: 5
Separate
Not available from Parsuns
Not available38.1 (S)
50.8 (L)
(Transom Heights)
28.4 (S)
30.4 (L)
Tiller
Remote
4 position manual trim and tiltChina
Ray Electric OutboardkW: Not available
Voltage: 36 / 48 / 60
HP: 2.5 / 4 / 5
Separate
Available from Ray in 36 / 48 / 60 battery packs
1.8 hrs – 28 hrs38.1 (S)
50.8 (L)
(Transom Heights)
Total System Weights per Voltage ratings above: 36V: 228 / 48V:287 / 60V:340Tiller
Remote
Ray motors are set up to be sold as a total package, one-stop shoppingUSA
Torqeedo 503kW: .5
Voltage: 29.6 (nominal)
HP: 2
.320 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.67 hrs (42 min) – 6.3 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
08.9 (S)
09.5 (L)
Battery: 5
TillerOnboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany
Torqeedo Travel 1003kW: 1.0
Voltage: 29.6 (nominal)
HP: 3-4
.530 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.51 hrs (35 min) – 10.5 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
14.2 (S)
14.8 (L)
Battery: 5.3
TillerOnboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany
Torqeedo Travel 1003CkW: 1.0
Voltage: 29.6 (nominal)
HP: 3-4
.915 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.87 hrs (55 min) – 17.5 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
14.2 (S)
14.8 (L)
Battery: 6.0
TillerOnboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany
Torqeedo Travel 1103kW: 1.1
Voltage: 29.6 (nominal)
HP: 3-4
.915 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.83 hrs (50 min) – 20 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
17.3 (S)
17.7 (L)
Battery: 6
TillerOnboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany
Torqeedo Cruise 2.0kW: 2.0
Voltage: 24 (nominal)
HP: 5
3.5 kWh
(Suggested): 1 X Torqeedo Power 24-3500
Li-ion • Capacity:
Non-Integrated
1.75 hrs – 8 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
17.5 (S)
18.6 (L)
Battery: 25.3
(1xPower 24-3500)
Tiller
Remote
Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany
Torqeedo Cruise 4.0kW: 4.0
Voltage: 24 (nominal)
HP: 8
5 kWh
1 X Power 48-5000 Li-ion
Non-Integrated
1.25 hrs – 10 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
16.1 (S/Remote) to 19.4 (L/Tiller)
Battery: 25.3
(1xPower 24-3500)
Tiller
Remote
Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany

3 thoughts on “Electric Outboards: Less than 5 kW

  • June 6, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Thanks, Great reference for options. Looking forward to the bigger motors.

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    • June 8, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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      Thank you, this may be an idiot question, but we not include a popular trolling motor it two. Seems that is the bug question to me. They are a lot less expensive, how do they stack up?

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      • June 8, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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        Hi Timothy. Thanks for your question, not idiot at all! Just working on the trolling motor guide as a separate category, along with kayak motors. There will be some overlap with this. It should be ready next week.

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