At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, ePropulsion premiered its X40 Electric Outboard.
ePropulsion says the X40 weighs 20 percent less than traditional motors while generating 40 kW of power, with 88.2 percent total powertrain efficiency. The design integrates electric steering, power trim and tilt, an electric control unit and a motor controller into a single unit.
The X40’s electric steering system eliminates the need for hydraulic components, and its built-in Connectivity Service offers real-time status, advanced monitoring, and reporting- and trip-tracking. Frequency resonance isolation and vibration-dampening technology are also part of the X40, for what ePropulsion says is less vibration than comparable outboards.
“We are always looking to innovate, not just to match what is available for standard internal combustion outboards but to move beyond their capabilities and provide real, enhanced performance while also providing a quiet, clean and powerful alternative for propulsion,” Danny Tao, CEO and co-founder of ePropulsion, stated in a press release.
How is the X40 built for the marine environment? It is reportedly IP67 waterproof with a minimum service life of 5,000 hours.
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