Water Witch switches workboats to Torqeedo drives
The Liverpool-based boat builder Water Witch has announced that it will replace its existing outboard motors with electric drives from Torqeedo. The company has been building specialized cleaning boats for over 50 years and uses around 200 workboats to remove waste and refuse in harbours and waterways around the world. Weiterlesen
Torqeedo restructures management team
Deutz has announced the restructuring of the management of its subsidiary Torqeedo. In future, Ralf Plieninger and Michael Rummel will take over management of the German company specialising in electric boat engines. Torqeedo founder Christoph Ballin will only engage in an advisory capacity. Weiterlesen
Hybrid survey ship hits the waters in France
Alumarine Shipyard has built a diesel-electric survey ship for the port of La Rochelle in south-west France. The electric drive package comes from Torqeedo and consists of two electric outboards with four batteries each. Weiterlesen
Torqeedo shows new electric drives and boats in Miami
Torqeedo presents its product range at the Miami International Boat Show, as the company debuts its two new drives in the US. Also on show at the main docks are two new electric sports boats and a solar-electric motor yacht powered by Torqeedo’s Deep Blue Hybrid system. Weiterlesen
Torqeedo powers SeaRobotics’ new hybrid research boat
Maritime electric drive specialist Torqeedo is powering a new hybrid research boat by US company SeaRobotics. The autonomous surface vessels (ASV) is designed for long-range hydrography and subsea mapping missions. Also, Torqeedo appointed a new VP for sales in the EMEA region. Weiterlesen
Torqeedo outfits electric waste ship
Torqeedo is supplying the electric drive for the Waste Cleaner 66 – allegedly the world’s most potent all-electric boat for cleaning inland waterways and harbours of pollution. A 25 kW Deep Blue engine and a 40 kWh battery power the vessel. Weiterlesen
Spirit 111: A sailing yacht with electric drive
Spirit Yachts has presented its new flagship with a Torqeedo drive, the Spirit 111. In the development of the world’s largest sailing yacht with electric propulsion, sustainability was also consistently taken into account outside the drive system. Weiterlesen
Deutz acquires Futavis battery know-how
Deutz has acquired fellow-German company Futavis, a development service provider of battery management hardware and software. Now Deutz subsidiary Torqeedo can include battery technology in the high-voltage range. Weiterlesen
Torqeedo develops e-drive for Templar Marine
Torqeedo has developed a fully electric propulsion system for the Canadian boatbuilder Templar Marine. The Torqeedo drive for the new Templar C26 Cruiser consists of a Cruise 10.0 motor driven by six lithium-ion batteries. Weiterlesen
Torqeedo supports Greta Thunberg on sea voyage
Torqeedo is supporting climate activist Greta Thunberg on her zero-carbon travels to the upcoming UN climate summits in New York and Chile. The 16-year-old Swedish activist is on board the Malizia II, a racing yacht. Torqueedo adds its electric port and harbour vessels. Weiterlesen
Torqeedo electrifies LifeCraft
Torqeedo has developed an electric drive for the lifeboat called LifeCraft made by the Danish company Viking. LifeCraft is an inflatable, motor-driven lifeboat for the evacuation of ship passengers at sea, which offers space for up to 203 people. Weiterlesen
Torqeedo to double power of electric boat motors
Electric boat motor specialist Torqeedo announces new motors for electric boats for 2019. The new drives essentially double the performance and can be integrated in a twin system then delivering up to 200 kW – twice as much as before. Weiterlesen
BMW and Torqeedo to build electric racing yacht
Around the world with zero emissions – the dream is not new but this time it is not about flying but sailing and Torqeedo and BMW want to make this vision a reality. They are jointly designing a yacht to compete in the Vendée Globe solo, around-the-world race in 2020. Weiterlesen
Off-highway hybrid concept by Deutz
Deutz is coming to the Intermat in Paris to debut its off-highway hybrid concept this week. Coupling a diesel engine and a 55 kW electric motor with a 40 kWh battery built by BMWi, the study is the first result of the E-DEUTZ program established in 2017. Weiterlesen
Electric boats to clean up China’s waterways
Germany’s Torqeedo has received a large order from China, where the mega manufacturing hub Suzhou struggles to clean up its act. 177 workboats powered by Torqeedo’s all-electric drive are to be deployed on the region’s many waterways to scoop up debris. Weiterlesen
Deutz, Torqeedo, EasyJet, Audi, Bosch, Cobi.
Deutz acquires Torqeedo: German engine specialist Deutz takes over Munich-based Torqeedo in order to accelerate the market launch of new electric and hybrid drive systems in the off-highway sector. The company considers Torqeedo a catalyst for its “e-Deutz strategy” and plans to serial produce first innovative components within two years – much earlier than if Deutz would have stayed on its own. Torqeedo has been particularly known for finding integrated electric and hybrid drive solutions for boats.
EasyJet to develop electric airplanes: Already, when start-up Wright Electric showed its concept of an electric-powered short distance airplane for 150 passengers and a range of up to 300 miles in March, it mentioned a likely partnership with UK airline EasyJet. Six month later, this cooperation is official: The partners’ aim is to put all-electric airplanes into operation within the next ten years.
Audi’s Formula E racing car: Ahead of its Formula E debut in December, team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler revealed its first all-electric racer: the Audi e-tron F04. The team’s pilots will be Daniel Abt (Germany) and title defender Lucas di Grassi (Brazil). Audi is the first German car manufacturer to race in Formula E.
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Bosch eBike Systems readies Cobi takeover: Bosch’s electric bike unit waits approval of the antitrust authorities to acquire Frankfurt-based Cobi. The start-up’s devices integrate all sorts of bike technologies like navigation or fitness applications in a smartphone which can be locked and charged on the handlebar.