ePropulsion launches first electric inboard

ePropulsion H-100 electric inboard engine

ePropulsion is launching a new electric inboard engine. The H-100 will make its world debut at this year’s Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo, taking place in the Netherlands from 21–23 June.

The company, which develops marine electric propulsion systems and services, says the new H-100 is an innovative 100kw inboard motor, designed for larger sailing boats and motor vessels between 60 to 100 ft, with a full displacement of up to 200 tonnes, gives off less noise, fewer vibrations and zero exhaust fumes. The 190kg inboard uses permanent magnet motor technology. The news of this new launch follows ePropulsion’s prediction for 100 per cent growth in 2022.

Suitable for large sailing yachts, catamarans, small passenger ferries and trip boats, commercial workboats and large inland cruisers or barges, the drive system can be straight to propeller, stern drive, sail drive or azimuth thruster.

According to the company, many ePropulsion products have the ability to extend or shorten the length and design of hardware to fit any boat. Additional energy sources can also be added including converting to a hybrid solution by adding sustainable resources such as solar, wind, diesel genset and fuel cell as a power source. ePropulsion also works with OEMs to control the motor using the boat manufacturer’s own integrated software and IT.

Danny Tao, ePropulsion CEO

The modular design means manufacturers can easily extend the range and power by adding motors, controllers and batteries. The intelligent system also allows owners to control remotely, and different modes can be selected to adapt to different operating scenarios.

Users who pair the H-100 with ePropulsion’s HC-160-54 controller will be able to use DC power directly, negating the need to add a converter. The product also features IP67 waterproofing, anti-corrosion, high accuracy position feedback, high torque density and closed-loop cooling.

“We are committed to providing customisable solutions to OEMs through adaptable product application and are delighted to introduce our first electric inboard solution,” says Danny Tao, CEO at ePropulsion.

“ePropulsion offers a real-world electric alternative to traditional diesel power for boat manufacturers across a wide range of sectors. This latest addition to our product range is yet another example that electric power can deliver a cleaner, more sustainable boating experience without compromising on performance. We are proud to play our part in our industry’s quest to tackle climate change and are looking forward to debuting the H-100 at the Electric and Hybrid Marine Expo in June.”

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