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Epropulsion launches its first self-charging electric outboard

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15 February 2021
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15 February 2021

Epropulsion Spirit

Epropulsion announced its industry-first, self-charging, hydrogeneration electric propulsion solution (the propeller turns into a hydro-generation when not in use) across seven new Evo models.

Outboard propulsion for tenders and small-sized boats is increasingly popular. Epropulsion confirms this trend, registering a +60% growth in the company’s turnover in 2020 with two reference markets: weastern Europe and USA. Now, the company launches its first self-charging electric engine.

Epropulsion in 2021

Whether an auxiliary motor for a sailboat or an outboard for tenders, this highly innovative, self-charging functionality enables reverse charging of the motor battery, allowing it to charge while sailing or towing at speeds between 4 and 10 knots.

In addition to the Pod-drive, which always works immersed and is the self-charging solution already used (for example, by Oceanvolt), the main innovation is related to the outboard. If you mount it as a main or auxiliary engine on a small boat, you just need to leave it down when sailing. If, on the other hand, you use it as an engine for the tender, when the sea is calm, you just need to leave the engine down and tow the tender to reload it when cruising under sail or power.

In both cases, friction is minimum.

The new technology will be used by the Spirti 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.

Epropulsion range

In addition to these brand-new models and ePropulsion enhancing its full product line with hydrogeneration capabilities, other notable innovations for 2021 include 48-volt architecture, safety wristbands, a new ergonomic tiller and direct-drive brushless motors, resulting in better performance and greater noise reduction.

All outboards are now built on a 48V platform, allowing for greater versatility. The E series batteries provide consistent performance, up to 3,000 charge cycles. The Spirit was the first floating battery available on the market.

Epropulsion: safety is wireless

While kill-switch lanyards are vital for safety, in practical use many boaters find them inconvenient. By offering easy-to-wear safety wristbands, the ePropulsion Evo series increases safety and vital emergency shut-down capabilities.

The new Evo tiller

The new Evo tiller is compatible with most ePropulsion outboard motors. It is an ergonomic, comfortable, responsive and adaptive tiller that vastly improves boating experiences. The integrated display keeps users informed of key information such as power, voltage, remaining runtime and battery level along 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 (Remote control version)
  • 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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