ePropulsion adds electric inboards to its motor lineup

ePropulsion introduced its new range of inboard electric boat motors today at the METSTRADE marine industry trade show in Amsterdam.

This latest model range on show at METSTRADE – named the I -Series – includes 10, 20 and 40 kiloWatt motors: the I-10, I-20 and I-40. The I-20 is shortlisted in the convention’s prestigious DAME Design Awards.

The new I-Series is underpinned by the ePropulsion Smart System Architecture (eSSA). The eSSA takes the electronic control unit (ECU) as the core that integrates the electric drive system, interactive monitoring system and battery system as well as the data and analysis capabilities of a cloud network.

This ePropulsion Connectivity Service allows users to access the cloud-based connectivity services without the need for additional accessories. Users can check everything from the location of their boat to battery level, speed and charging status. They can also generate sailing logs automatically, authorize guests for remote boat sharing access and even turn on the security mode and notify the user instantly should the boat be stolen.

ePropulsion inboard system schematic

The I-Series is the result of extensive market research, with motors ideal for leisure or commercial marine applications on small and medium size boats.

This market research guided the company to developing a compact design that is 65% lighter than a typical combustion engine. Five functional modules – motor, gearbox, motor controller, system control unit and cooling system – are consolidated into a small unit that takes up 60% less space than a comparable ICE package.

Danny Tao, Co-founder and CEO of ePropulsion, said: “We are really excited about displaying our new I-Series at METSTRADE 2022 as we continue to invest in smart system solutions R&D and build our new inboard motor offering. METS was the first show we exhibited our very first product in 2013, so it’s always great to be back at this significant European show. The market continues to show a great reception to our products as we continue to grow in Europe.”

 

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