The most efﬁcient outboards in the world
We are pleased to present you with our revolutionary outboardsand lithium-manganese batteries in this catalogue.Developments in electronics, material and battery technologyhave dramatically improved the potential of electric drives inrecent years. Currently, Torqeedo motors are the only outboardson the market that focus on these new technologies and fullyexploit the potential of today’s electric drives.Since our motors have been introduced they have caused aworldwide sensation and together with a response that is aboveour expectations this proves that we are on the right track.Overall, there are three fundamental advantages that separateus from all other electric drives and characterise all Torqeedooutboards:
advantage: superior technologies
Torqeedo motors are brushless, electronically controlled anduse modern materials (e.g. rare earth magnets) and moderndesigns. Thus, our motors offer 24 times the torque of conven-tional electric motors of the same size that were state-of-the-artabout ten years ago.Depending on the application, our lithium-manganese batterieshave 8 times the energy density of conventional lead acid, leadgel or AGM (absorbent glass mat) batteries. Furthermore, theyoffer superior high-current performance and are safe.Torqeedo propellers beneﬁt on the one hand from the perfecttorque characteristic of the motor which means they are large,have a high pitch and turn relatively slowly. In addition, theyuse all possibilities of modern propeller optimization calculationfrom large shipbuilding. Therefore, they are dramatically moreefﬁcient than propellers from comparable petrol outboards.
advantage: double overall efﬁciency = double range
No other outboard manufacturer in the world transforms theenergy available nearly as efﬁciently into propulsion as Torqeedo.With Torqeedo outboards, approximately 44% of the energystored in the battery transforms into propulsive power (measuredafter all losses including losses in the propeller). In comparisonwith typical efﬁciencies of approximately 20% from conventionalelectric outboards, a Torqeedo outboard practically reachesdouble the range from one battery bank. And in comparison topetrol outboards, the advantage is even greater: in lower powerclasses those petrol outboards lose approximately 75% of theshaft power just in the propeller. Only approximately 5-8% of theenergy stored in petrol is transformed into propulsive power.
advantage: the combination of power and responsibility
There are several reasons why Torqeedo outboards areenvironmentally friendly. One reason is that they convert theenergy available nine times more efﬁciently into propulsion thanpetrol outboards of the same power class. Another reason is thatthey do not develop any emissions or oil losses. According to