ePropulsion has launched its eLite electric outboard motor at boot Düsseldorf.
The motor has been developed for the tender and smaller boating market with a direct-drive motor and advanced design propeller manufactured to deliver high efficiency with near-silent operation, with a focus on minimal maintenance.
“We are excited to start the year by introducing the eLite electric outboard motor, a game-changer in marine propulsion,” said Danny Tao, co-founder and CEO of ePropulsion. “With its innovative features and commitment to sustainability, we believe the eLite will redefine the eco boating experience for enthusiasts worldwide and we are looking forward to showcasing it to visitors at this year’s show and beyond.”
Designed to be compact and lightweight, the ePropulsion eLite 500W electric outboard is an alternative to small internal combustion engines.
Sport mode adds an additional 50% boost in power for challenging conditions bringing the potential top speed to more than 5 miles an hour.
With multiple charging options, including 110/220V AC, 12V DC and solar with the use of optional ePropulsion converters, it can be fully charged in around four hours. For added capability and convenience, the eLite includes a USB-C output that allows users to charge and power other electrical devices.
The eLite is just under 3ft in length and weighs 14.7 pounds including the built-in battery.
It has a one-click quick-release bracket for easier installation and removal and the tiller handle converts to a carry handle.
It has a smart battery monitoring system (BMS) that regulates battery level, temperature, and remaining state-of-charge. It is IP67 waterproof and constructed of aviation-grade aluminium alloy. In addition, the anti-ground auto kick-up feature protects the motor from accidental damage.