ePropulsion joins SailGP at Bermuda Sail Grand Prix
Eleven boats transitioned to ePropulsion electric outboard motors to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly electric outboard solutions for SailGP. ePropulsion’s Spirit range and batteries were said to be a massive hit with the team on the ground.
ePropulsion’s Navy engines were also used for SailGP Inspire, the league’s community engagement programme, which aims to build a more inclusive sport from the ground up and create the next generation of climate advocates.
SailGP and ePropulsion are continuing to work together, focussing on an acceleration towards clean energy.
Danny Tao, CEO of ePropulsion, says: “The Bermuda Sail Grand Prix was a fantastic start to our ongoing partnership with SailGP and we were thrilled to be able to provide easy-to-use and innovative systems to the team on the ground who were happy with the supplied hardware. We are excited to continue to build our partnership and work together to achieve great things.”
Tom Herbert-Evans, SailGP youth programme manager, comments: “It was fantastic in Bermuda to start the transition to clean energy in some of our support boats, including those used for Inspire. The ePropulsion outboard motors were very easy to use, reactive and with excellent handling. The charging made life easier and the fact that there is no sound or odours has a positive effect on the marine environment. It’s a great step towards our goal of being fully powered by nature both on and off the water.”
ePropulsion is an official partner to SailGP and has joined SailGP’s Race for the Future to deliver actions and innovations that advance the global adoption of clean energy. SailGP has set the ambitious target of ensuring its events are 100% powered by clean energy – both on and off the water – by 2025.