Torqeedo has presented an extensive upgrade to its Cruise motor range at the Metstrade marine trade fair. This consists of outboard and pod motors with 3 kW, 6 kW and 12 kW output powered by lithium-ion batteries.
Torqeedo says these marine electric drives have been modified in numerous ways. The new Cruise motors are said to have a completely revised electrical design with improved thermal behaviour, a more robust aluminium mast with integrated fin and a helical gearbox that is said to be very quiet and durable.
“Torqeedo’s integrated systems approach and industrial R&D and engineering is evident through continuous product improvements,” said Dr Ralf Plieninger, managing director Torqeedo. “(As) the workhorses of our low-voltage lineup, Cruise motors power everything from emission-free water taxis to pontoon boats, sailboats and uncrewed surface vessels collecting data for cutting-edge research,” said Dr Ralf Plieninger, managing director Torqeedo GmbH.
At the Metstrade trade fair, the Deutz subsidiary also unveiled new components for its Deep Blue systems: The new 22-kW charger is said to be more than twice as powerful as before and is said to allow easy integration of AC on-board generators. The latest version of Deep Blue’s DC interface also enables the management of DC range extenders for an emergency power supply.
Torqeedo will now be listed under the new Deutz ‘Green’ segment of activities as of the beginning of next year. The whole Group is working towards more transparency with this differentiation between its fossil-fuelled products and its zero-emission products. The German group also said it will be not only working with purely battery-electric motors and batteries but also with hydrogen drives. As yet it remains to be seen if and what this will mean for the Group’s marine products.
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