According to Torqeedo, it will deliver the 100,000th electric drive for the worldwide marine industry next year. In addition, the company plans to launch two new motor models on the market.
These include a new ultralight motor for kayak anglers and the outboard Cruise 10.0 T with tiller steering. At the Metstrade 2019 trade fair in Amsterdam, the company will be giving an outlook on further innovations: Also in 2020, new fast chargers and a new solar charge controller for the lithium batteries of the Power 48-5000 series will be launched on the market. In addition, the “Deep Blue” system is to be significantly improved by even quieter outboards and the “seamless integration of joysticks, third-party throttle levers and wireless controls”.
Torqeedo has now also announced that it will deliver the 100,000th electric drive for the worldwide marine industry in 2020. “While we’re pleased to achieve these important milestones, Torqeedo has never been only about success as a company,” said co-founder and CEO Christoph Ballin. “Torqeedo is building the future of how people move on the water. We are driven by a vision of creating technological solutions the world has never seen to deliver a climate-neutral and more sustainable boating experience.”
According to Ballin, Torqeedo invests more than twelve per cent of its turnover in research and development. The German company has thus developed a wide range of maritime electric drives from 0.5 to 100 kW including batteries, power management system and various accessories.
The modular structure of Torqeedo technology also enables somewhat more remote projects such as the Litore One. The electric boat was developed especially for hotel resorts and boat rentals – as a mixture of e-catamaran and sun lounger. With the quiet outboard motor, distances of up to 40 kilometres at 5 km/h are possible. The Litroe One offers space for up to five people.