Torqeedo introducing three new electric products for 2017

(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) — Motor manufacturer Torqeedo is presenting three new electric products for 2017. The equipment will debut to the U.S. trade at the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 16-18, and to the public at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 16-20.

BMW's i3 high-voltage battery has been adapted to work with Torqeedo's 40-hp or 80-hp Deep Blue systems. It benefits recreational and commercial boat owners with its very high energy density, lower cost and safety standards. The prismatic cell design provides efficient cooling with an integrated compressor and even temperature distribution — all in a rugged and compact shock-resistant enclosure.

The 25-kW range extender was specifically designed to efficiently power Torqeedo's Deep Blue system. It's the first inverter generator capable of supplying electricity for yachts and supporting serial hybrid systems. The combustion engine runs at its most efficient operating point, supplying the full 25 kW regardless of fluctuating load demands or the voltage level of the Deep Blue batteries. It doesn't require a separate starter. Instead, it uses the electric motor included in the genset. This means reduced pollutants, less vibration and a longer life for the motor.

Torqeedo's Cruise FP fixed pod motor is a true alternative to an inboard diesel engine. Overall winner of the 2016 DAME Design Award, the integrated system features new electronic throttles and a modern, state-of-the-art user interface on a high-resolution marine display. It can be charged from shore power, solar, a generator or through hydro-generation while underway.

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By Professional Mariner Staff