Electrification News

ePropulsion Acquires Majority Stake in U.K. Division

Electric propulsion manufacturer ePropulsion said it acquired a majority of shares in ePropulsion U.K. The transaction results in a closer collaboration with the U.K. dealer network headed by Steve Bruce, who was appointed global OEM sales director of the parent, ePropulsion said in a statement. Danny Tao, CEO of ePropulsion, called the U.K. division a “driving force in our expansion and robust offering” in that country. An expansion in the United Kingdom is planned.

The Limestone Boat Company’s Aquasport 2100CC EV Prototype Sea Trials Video

The Limestone Boat Company (the “Company”) (TSXV: BOAT | OTCQB: LMSBF) – owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone® Boats and Boca Bay Boats – is pleased to announce the successful completion of sea trials for its Vision Marine (NASDAQ: VMAR) electric outboard-powered Aquasport 2100CC. Rigorous real-world, open water testing has validated the Company’s belief in its EV engine partner as the preeminent provider of high-performance electric power in the recreational boating market. The Limestone Boat Company will now shift their EV model development efforts into scheduled production with a delivery target of early in the second quarter of the 2023 calendar year for initial shipments to Dealers.

ePropulsion UK acquired by parent company, takes on new role

ePropulsion has announced that it has acquired shares in ePropulsion UK, to become the majority shareholder of the distributor. Steve Bruce, Managing Director of ePropulsion UK since 2016, will take on the role as Global OEM Sales Director for ePropulsion and report directly to founder and CEO Danny Tao.

The Emergence Of Everyday Electric Outdoor Machines

The invention of the electric motor revolutionized life in the home. We take it for granted in the western world that clothes dryers, vacuum cleaners, fans, air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers are electric. Everyday electric outdoor machines, however, have been slower to see mass adoption, with internal combustion engines (ICEs) favored for a century due to what had been an energy density advantage.

Getting There – Electric

Long relegated to trolling duty and dinghy driving, electric outboards are now in demand with more horsepower to deliver greater speed on bigger boats. These outboards have many attractive attributes for manufacturers and boaters alike. They are quieter than their internal combustion cousins, have fewer moving parts, require little or no maintenance, are lighter, have much greater torque and don’t smell. But electric outboards also have their limitations. Speed isn’t so much the issue, but cost is. Range, particularly at higher speeds, is a major challenge, too. Here’s how seven leading manufacturers see the future of these motors shaping up.

Venice Boat Show: 36 electric boats, e-Regatta, new e-boat races and more.

This year’s Venice Boat Show marks another important step in e-boating, with 36 electric and hybrid  boats from 22 exhibitors showcasing how greener propulsion is available in almost every category from family leisure boats to electric water taxis, industrial workboats, high speed runabouts and ocean cruisers.

Lake Placid Home, Listed for Nearly $5.5 Million, Comes Complete With an Electric Boat

Boat-in, boat-out of a red-trimmed residence directly on New York’s Lake Placid that has hit the market for nearly $5.5 million. Sitting on about a half an acre, the three-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home is a rarity because it’s so close to the water—something that is no longer allowed by the state. Plus, it  comes with a boat, which can be parked directly under the house, according to last week’s listing with Colleen Holmes of Engel & Völkers Lake Placid.

Electric Boat Maker Unveils Urban Water Taxi Aimed at Venice

Sweden’s Candela Speed Boat AB, which makes electric boats that fly above water, has unveiled a new craft it hopes will replace gas-guzzling vessels used by commercial operators in the tourism industry. The 28-foot (8.5-meter) P-8 Voyager unveiled Monday in Venice, Italy, is designed for six passengers and meant to be used as a water taxi or a tender boat for cruise ships.

Vision Marine Technologies Provides An Update On E-Motion™ Technology And On-Water Testing With OEMs

Montreal, Canada, May 24 2022 – Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR) (“Vision Marine” or the “Company”), the global technology leader in the electric transition of the recreational boating industry serving both OEMs and consumers, is pleased to provide an update regarding its proprietary fully electric E-Motion™ 180E outboard motor and associated powertrain system, presently being rigged and sea trialed on specific boat models of original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) for on-water testing, as well as a go to option for boat clubs and rental operations, including Vision Marine’s planned expansion of its existing rental operations.

Mercury Marine names new VP, GM of eSolutions

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, has named Perissa Millender Bailey vice president and general manager, eSolutions. This new position on Mercury’s leadership team will be responsible for leading the company’s electrification business and product development strategy.