ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today it will showcase a number of new products and systems at this year’s METSTRADE 2022, demonstrating its continuous innovation in facilitating a more intelligent and reliable boating experience. The latest model range on display at METSTRADE includes the new, DAME Award-shortlisted I-20 inboard motor, part of the new I-Series which also includes the I-10 and I-40.
Available in 10KW, 20KW and 40KW input power, the I-Series electric inboard motors are ideal for leisure marine and commercial applications on small and medium size boats. All products in the I-Series have been designed for ease of use and space-saving. The models have a compact design that integrates the motor, gearbox, motor controller, system control unit and cooling system into a small area that requires 60% less space than a typical combustion engine. The I-10, I-20 and I-40 are also 65% lighter than a typical combustion engine and feature an easy-to-maintain, high-performance and durable lithium iron phosphate battery.
ePropulsion Smart System Architecture (eSSA) is the company’s most advanced hardware and software technology and integrates the electric drive system, interactive system, battery system and cloud all into one single electronic control unit (ECU). It features a smart, modular design to deliver safe and reliable performance thanks to its fault diagnosis system and full redundancy. In addition, this modular design allows for several different batteries to be selected depending upon range requirements, providing a high level of flexibility.
The I-Series also supports the integration of the ePropulsion Connectivity Service. Based on boating IoT technology, it allows users to access cloud-based connectivity services without the need for additional accessories. From here, with user’s authorization, boaters can check everything from the location of the boat to battery level, speed and charging status; automatically generate sailing logs; authorize guests to power on for easy boat sharing remotely; and even turn on the security mode, which notifies the owner instantly should the boat be stolen.
“The I-Series is our most advanced inboard electric motor and is the result of ePropulsion’s enduring innovation and investment in smart system solutions,” said Danny Tao, Co-founder and CEO of ePropulsion. “We chose METS to debut our first product in 2013 and it is fitting that we introduce our smartest motor yet at this year’s show. We are proud the industry and market have embraced our products as we continue to gain market share around the world.”
During the show ePropulsion will also proudly sponsor the Retail Marketing Initiative category at the IBI Boat Builder Awards. Tao adds, “We understand how key marketing is when launching a new product to market and we are excited to see imagination come to life in this category; a showcase of how boat builders and shipyards have worked hard and creatively to promote boat sales in unique circumstances.”