Electric propulsion is almost as old as the industrial revolution. The first electric boat was demonstrated in 1839. The batteries were a challenge and when diesel and gasoline were introduced they took over the marked with their superior energy density. The internal combustion engine (ICE) had many flaws compared to the electric motor, but the range that carbon-based energy carriers could provide could not be matched by the batteries at the time.
In recent decades, batteries have become increasingly durable and strong, opening up for a wave of products that now can operate independently of other power sources for significant periods.
Electric propulsion for boats has again started to appear on lakes, waterways, and oceans and the numbers are rapidly increasing. Presently these are mainly small low voltage systems for slow displacement hulls.
Evoy will move electric propulsion into faster planing hull boats. The range is still lower than for comparable ICE installations, but will be sufficient for most.
Users will enjoy voyages without noise, smell, pollution and breakdowns. The significantly lower maintenance and usage cost will give the owners peace of mind to use thir boats like they should – every day.
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