Torqeedo has announced new cooperations and celebrate 15 years and delivery of 100,000th electric propulsion system.
“A more sustainable marine industry is being built today – not only in Torqeedo’s headquarters in Germany but with Torqeedo partners worldwide,” said Dr Christoph Ballin, CEO and co-founder of Torqeedo GmbH. “It is thrilling to see innovation from both inside and outside the marine industry coming together to develop a holistic infrastructure and ecosystem for electric mobility on the water, from high to low-voltage, commercial to recreational. And, of course, it is an honour for Torqeedo to serve as the hub for this development.”
As the marine industry prepares for a lower carbon future, electrification with advanced system integration is extending beyond the powertrain to all onboard systems.
Torqeedo’s Power 48-5000 lithium battery was chosen to power the America’s Cup AC75’s foiling cant system. This critical system controls the 40-tonne hydraulic cylinders that position the composite foil arms and wings. While racing, the system controls lift, speed and stability, and ultimately the safety of the yacht and its crew.
As on America’s Cup yachts, foiling technology is also revolutionising electric speedboats. Thin but strong underwater wings lift the Torqeedo-powered Candela Speed Boat out of the water and drastically reduce drag. Candela is combining hydrofoils with a very light, all-carbon 7.6-metre hull, reducing energy consumption to 25% of a traditional motorboat. At 25 knots, the Candela Speed Boat has a range of more than 50 nautical miles.
Torqeedo will launch two new motor models in 2020: a new professional-grade Ultralight motor for serious kayak anglers, and a 20-horsepower equivalent Cruise 10.0 T outboard with tiller steering. Also coming in 2020 are new fast chargers and new solar charge controller for the Power 48-5000 series of lithium batteries.