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UQM motors and controllers power new all-electric outboard motor
22 January 2013
UQM Technologies, Inc. electric motors and controllers are powering the new Regen Nautic E180 all-electric outboard motor introduced this week at the Dusseldorf Boat Show. Regen Nautic has also developed series-hybrid electric systems for yachts, trawlers, and sailboats over 50 feet using UQM components.
The E180 uses a UQM PowerPhase Select 145 electric motor and controller system, mounting them inside a traditional-looking outboard motor package. Regen Nautic says that the E180 has power-output equivalent to a 180-horsepower gas-powered outboard motor. The system is controlled via an easy-to-use push-button interface at the helm station created by Regen Nautic.
The E180 electric system mounts and operates much like a traditional outboard motor. This provides a viable option for those wanting electric power to significantly reduce operating costs, as well as remove their carbon footprint from watersports.—Pierre Caouette, ReGen Nautic President and COO
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