For the second year in a row, Torqeedo has taken out the Best Electric Outboard Supplier in Work Boat World’s annual marine awards.
Jochen Czabke, Senior Vice President Product Development and Global Service for Torqeedo GmbH, stated: “At Torqeedo, we’re building the future of sustainable marine propulsion. It’s gratifying to have our products and company recognized for excellence by Work Boat World.
The commercial marine market is very demanding when it comes to product quality and durability. But, it’s also where some of the greatest gains can be realized by going electric. Electrification reduces maintenance, noise and emissions, while increasing crew and passenger safety, health and enjoyment.”
Torqeedo has provided emission-free electric drive systems for a wide variety of commercial marine applications. Electric passenger ferries are shuttling commuters in Bangkok and enabling access to education and healthcare for members of the Achuar tribe in Ecuador. Efinor’s Sea Cleaner and the Circular Explorer are keeping plastic pollution from reaching our oceans.
Electric drives deliver high torque at low rpm, perfect for heavy-duty applications. Emission-free autonomous vessels are used to collect ocean data and track sea-level rise, and in Canada, lobster fishing boats save fuel and reduce their carbon footprint by using electric outboards while tending their traps.
Ports and marinas are reducing fuel and maintenance costs by switching to electric workboats. Boat rentals and eco-tourism operations are also increasingly choosing electric power for their fleets. “Even lifeboats, rescue boats, and windfarm support vessels are being converted to battery-electric or hybrid systems,” said Czabke. “The light
commercial fleet is leading the way toward a more sustainable blue economy.”
Torqeedo provides electric and hybrid drive systems from 0.5kW up to 200kW of power. “Torqeedo has been building electric drives since 2005. We know how to build in the durability and reliability required by professional mariners.”