Johnson Controls modifies automotive PHEV Li-ion batteries for marine application; Torqeedo Deep Blue
|Deep Blue. Click to enlarge.|
The Deep Blue motor delivers propulsive power of 29.7 kW (40.5 hp), equivalent, according to Torqeedo, to a 58 kW/80hp gasoline outboard.
Johnson Controls modified its Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) battery technology, making the product waterproof and resistant to salt water (IP67), for Torqeedo’s marine application. The 13 kWh battery pack has a nominal voltage of 345V, and weighs 328 lbs (149 kg). Up to four packs can be combined.
Using a Deep Blue with 3 packs on a Rivers and Tides, model Palena 6.2, 1102 lbs unladen weight boat can deliver a 13-hour running time at slow speed (5.6 mph); 2 hours of running time at half speed (12.4 mph); and 42 minutes of running time at full power (31.1 mph), Torqeedo says.
|The Deep Blue system. Click to enlarge.|