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Electric engine Torqeedo hits Aussie market

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POWER Equipment unveiled the newest member of its high quality power brands – electric marine propulsion system, Torqeedo.

Jason Hodder, Torqeedo product manager said, “Power Equipment is extremely proud to have secured the Australian and New Zealand distribution for the Torqeedo range.

“For the last 25 years we have been passionate about delivering the very best brands, and Torqeedo fits seamlessly into our stable of the highest quality marine products.

“Torqeedo is a pioneering German brand at the global forefront of marine motor technology. It’s known for its innovation, convenience and eco-friendliness – we’re excited to be bringing them to local rivers, bays and oceans”.

Founded in 2005, Torqeedo has set many standards, ensuring every product meets the criteria of superior technology and revolutionary benefits.

The range includes an outboard for every purpose – from the super-quiet motors fitted to kayaks for peaceful fishing trips, to the Deep Blue model suited to commercial vessels providing operators a better choice for the environment and eco-tourism applications

Torqeedo engines are also intelligent, which enhances safety for all boaties. As part of Torqeedo’s standard equipment, the motor on-board computer has an inbuilt range monitor so you know how much further you can go with the current battery life.

The additional Torq Trac app overlays range information with a map of your current location to show a visual representation of how far you can travel at a given speed based on current battery power.

The motors are also extremely efficient and use powerful and safe lithium batteries which are completely solar chargeable.

The five-tier safety system used by Torqeedo for the lithium batteries includes safe battery chemistry and safe packaging of individual battery cells, which is achieved through a precise and clean production process that incorporates a Battery Management System (BMS) with redundant safety features while meeting the waterproof IP67 standard.

What’s even more enticing is with a ban on two-stroke outboard engines imminent, boaties can say goodbye to carrying petrol on board – making it safer and cleaner, and providing the confidence of not running out of fuel.

Power Equipment will be distributing four models including:

  • Ultralight (1HP equivalent) ideal for canoes and kayaks
  • Travel (1.5HP and 3HP equivalent) suited to dinghies and tenders
  • Cruise (5HP, 8HP and 20HP equivalent) for motorboats and sailboats
  • Deep Blue (40HP and 80HP equivalent) used for green boats and commercial operators

These innovative and eco-friendly motors enhance safety, are low maintenance and provide long-term savings on fuel costs, motor services and environmental impact. Price range starts from $2,500.

The motors are currently available at selected dealers nationally. For a full list of current dealers, visit the Power Equipment website.

“This is an important shift in where the future of boat propulsion is heading. What Tesla has done for cars in making electric accessible and acceptable, we believe Torqeedo will create similar waves on the water,” Hodder said.

More information can be found on the Power Equipment website.

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