Torqeedo electric motors plugged into the market
Power Equipment introduces four new electric outboards to ANZ market.
Power Equipment has launched the range of German-made Torqeedo electric outboards on the Australian and New Zealand markets. The company will be distributing four models in the range including:
- Ultralight (1hp equivalent) for canoes and kayaks;
- Travel (1.5hp and 3hp equivalent) suited to dinghies and tenders;
- Cruise (5hp, 8hp and 20hp equivalent) for motorboats and sailboats; and
- Deep Blue (40hp and 80hp equivalent) used for green boats and commercial operators.
The motors use solar chargeable lithium batteries and what Torqeedo calls a “five-tier safety system” which includes safe battery chemistry and safe packaging of individual battery cells to the waterproof IP67 standard.
The outboards feature an on-board computer with a built-in range monitor which tells users how far they can go with the current battery life.
The additional Torq Trac app overlays range information with a map of the vessel's current location to show a visual representation of how far it can travel at a given speed based on current battery power.
According to Torqeedo, the motors are designed to enhance safety, offer low maintenance and provide long-term savings on fuel costs, motor servicing and environmental impact. Prices start from $2,500.
“Power Equipment is extremely proud to have secured the Australian and New Zealand distribution for the Torqeedo range,” said Jason Hodder, Torqeedo product manager.
“For the last 25 years we have been passionate about delivering the very best brands, and Torqeedo fits seamlessly into our stable of the highest quality marine products.
“Torqeedo is a pioneering German brand at the global forefront of marine motor technology. It’s known for its innovation, convenience and eco-friendliness – we’re excited to be bringing them to local rivers, bays and oceans.”
The motors are currently available at selected dealers nationally and Power Equipment says it welcomes interest from other dealers interested in Torqeedo.