CONDUCTED TESTS OF THE OXE300 ON A POPULAR RECREATIONAL BOAT, SHOWS THAT THE GASOLINE ALTERNATIVE CONSUMES 50 PERCENT MORE FUEL
OXE Marine AB (publ) have conducted sea trials where the company’s 300 hp diesel outboard OXE300 has been tried against a gasoline outboard of equivalent power. The tests, conducted on a popular 12-meter tender, shows that the gasoline alternative consumes 50 percent more fuel. When the outboards were run using biodiesel (HVO100) carbon dioxide emissions were reduced by an astonishing 92% compared to the gasoline alternative. The tests were conducted start of October in the waters outside of Öresund. The boat, built by one of the bigger recreational boat builders in Sweden, had been mounted with a dual OXE Diesel OXE300 installation. As reference, test runs were also conducted with gasoline outboards of equivalent power.