Torqeedo: About Torqeedo
A plot of land on Lake Starnberg. A wooden boat.
An electric outboard.
Lake Starnberg has significant restrictions on operating combustion engines. This led Gardena managers Dr Christoph Ballin and Dr Friedrich Böbel to look into electric boat propulsion. Rather than finding high-tech products and drive systems produced on an industrial scale, they discovered a market opportunity.
When they founded Torqeedo, concepts such as clean tech and electro mobility had not yet been developed. But it was already obvious back in 2004 that electric motors would become increasingly important in the future due to global population growth, the growth of the middle classes around the world, limited oil reserves and efforts to limit global warming.
And because a good idea is also an obligation, the lack of competitive products on the one hand and the future significance of electric propulsion systems on the other, gave rise to Torqeedo.
We were once pioneers.
Today we are market leaders.
As pioneers in the field of water-based electro mobility, Torqeedo have set exceptional standards since founding the business, reinforcing the lead of Torqeedo motors over all other solutions available on the market.
Superior technology and revolutionary benefits are what they set out to achieve. And every product that Torqeedo brings to market meets both these criteria. All the drive systems operate at record levels of overall efficiency. This is the most important measure of electric propulsion, as it determines potential power and range for a limited battery supply.
Torqeedo offers outboards and inboards, electric motors, and hybrid drive systems ranging from 1 to 80 hp. There are also all sorts of functional and innovative accessories – from lithium batteries and solar charging equipment to smartphone apps.
Sustainability unites people around the world
The desire to protect nature for future generations is the same all over the world. This is encountered in industrial nations and in emerging economies, in east and west and in all social strata. The interest in environmentally friendly solutions is also correspondingly high.
Torqeedo offer such solutions for water-based propulsion systems, combined with advice, delivery and service in over 50 countries on 5 continents.