New French electric rim motor now taking pre-orders
The electric rim motor that Rémi Champeaux of Hy-Generation in Breton, France, has been developing since 2016 is now ready for pre-order, with two of the Rim6 motors built and already in use. A rim motor is so-named because instead of having a propeller and blades fixed to a central axis, the blades are attached to the outside rim of the motor casing. The technology is commonly used in thrusters to maneuver large boats in tight waters. A rim motor is also used in the Pulse 58 RIB that RS Electric boats introduced at Boot Dusseldorf.