Monday, April 15, 2024

Evoy presents the world’s most powerful electric outboard motor

The Norwegian electric drive manufacturer born in 2018, Evoy is developing the most powerful 100% electric outboard motor ever made in the world. Called “Evoy Pro,” the outboard electric motor delivers a nominal power of 90 kW and 150 kW at peak for a torque of up to 170 Nm (with a maximum of 350 Nm).

At the moment, the Evoy Pro is under development and, there are still no details on the autonomy: much will obviously depend on the type of boat on which the Evoy Pro will be installed. What is certain for now is that the Evoy Pro will have 25 kWh battery packs; the units are modular and can be installed in series or in parallel, to offer increased energy storage capacities between 50 and 100 kWh. It will probably weigh around 150 kg.

A 100% outboard system with batteries for high-speed boats to eliminate emissions.
A 100% outboard system with batteries for high-speed boats to eliminate emissions.

The Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten has already expressed interest in this engine, which it intends to use for its smaller Expedition tender boats this year in its aim to function emission-free in the future. However, Evoy still needs time to complete test work and the finishing of the engine. Following this work, the manufacturer will likely provide final engine specifications and performance in the autumn of 2020.

The Evoy Pro will be available for both electric retrofit for petrol and original equipment boats. Its price is not yet known. The Evoy Pro engine will be provided to customers with an accessory package that includes a battery management controller and a 10 or 16-inch screen. There will be useful functions for navigation, such as radio, weather service, Bluetooth connection, Wi-Fi, and 4G. Users will also be able to choose from the radar, the echo sounder, and other systems designed precisely for boat travel.

Evoy Pro is currently the most powerful electric outboard engine, but the Norwegian company has already planned the construction of two other similar engines, by 2023, which will respectively double and triple the power.