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Direct-Drive

Electric Pod Drive

Space-saving and efficient. Popular with sailboats and small watercrafts

Pod Drive Motor-Electric Pod Drive-Pod Drive 1.0 Evo

Pod Drive 1.0 Evo

1kW

Pod Drive Motor-Electric Pod Drive-Pod Drive 3.0 Evo

Pod Drive 3.0 Evo

3kW

Electric Pod Drive-Electric Pod Drive-Pod Drive 6.0 Evo

Pod Drive 6.0 Evo

6kW

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Space-Saving
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Easy to Install
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Quiet
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Minimum Maintenance

Introducing Pod Drives

ePropulsion pod drives are direc-drive and minimum maintenance electric motors for sailboats and small crafts. They’re space-saving and maximize your cabin space.You hear no noise onboard. 

Hydrogeneration Empowers Sailboats

ePropulsion pod drive motors allow you to generate electricity from wind and water with hydrogeneration function.
Pod Drive
Pod Drive 1.0 Evo, Pod Drive 3.0 Evo and Pod Drive 6.0 Evo can drive the propeller to charge the battery (only the ePropulsion battery) through water flow when certain conditions are met (please refer to the user manual in the download center for the required conditions).

Build a Pod Drive System

It’s easy and flexible to build a Pod Drive system that satisfies different needs.
Step 1

Choose Your Motor

Electric Pod Drive Motor-Electric Motor-Pod Drive 1.0 Evo
Pod Drive 1.0
Electric Pod Drive Motor-Electric Motor-Pod Drive 3.0 Evo
Pod Drive 3.0
Electric Pod Drive Motor-Electric Motor-Pod Drive 6.0 Evo
Pod Drive 6.0
Step 2

Choose Your Control

Evo Top Mount Control-electric motor control-outboard motor Control
Evo Top Mount Control
Evo Side Mount Control-electric motor control-outboard motor Control
Evo Side Mount Control
Evo Dual Control-electric motor control-outboard motor Control
Dual Control
Step 3

Choose Your Battery

E40 / 2kWh-electric outboard battery-electric motor battery
E40 / 2kWh
E80 / 4kWh-electric outboard battery-electric motor battery
E80 / 4kWh
E175 / 9kWh-electric outboard battery-electric motor battery
E175 / 9kWh
E60 / 3 kWh-electric outboard battery-electric motor battery
E60 / 3 kWh
E163 / 8 kWh-electric outboard battery-electric motor battery
E163 / 8 kWh
* The standard charger of the E-Series battery is purchased separately. It’s a unified charger that works with E40, E80 and E175. For fast charging, you could use two or more chargers in parallel connection.

E-Series Lithium Battery

We recommend you choosing ePropulsion original battery. 48V E-Series lithium iron phosphate battery is the perfect match for your Pod Drive.

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Competitive pricing

Unit price is as low as $0.46 per watt-hour.

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High energy density
70% less weight and space than standard lead-acid batteries.
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Longer life cycles
3000 cycles at 80% DOD.
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Made for ePropulsion Motors
Data synced with ePropulsion motors to apply smart operation strategy.

Incredible Range

Pod Drive Series electric boat motors are impressively efficient to go further.
Pod Drive Series-electric boat motors-Pod Drive 1.0
Pod Drive 1.0
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E-Series Lithium Battery-Lithium Iron Phosphate-E40/2kWh
E40 / 2 kWh
Half Speed Runtime / 8 Hrs
Full Speed Runtime / 2 Hrs
Pod Drive Series-electric boat motors-Pod Drive 3.0
Pod Drive 3.0
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E-Series Lithium Battery-Lithium Iron Phosphate-E80/4kWh
E80 / 4 kWh
Half Speed Runtime / 5 Hrs 20 Min
Full Speed Runtime / 1 Hrs 20 Min
Pod Drive Series-electric boat motors-Pod Drive 6.0
Pod Drive 6.0
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E-Series Lithium Battery-Lithium Iron Phosphate-E175/9kWh
E175 / 9 kWh
Half Speed Runtime / 6 Hrs
Full Speed Runtime / 1 Hrs 30 Min

Three Evo Controls

With three controllers available, you can always find a controller that well satisfies your needs.

Evo Top Mount Control-electric motor control-outboard motor Control
Evo Top Mount Control
Evo Side Mount Control
Evo Side Mount Control
Evo Dual Control
Evo Dual Control

Digital Display

Offers real-time monitoring of the power, remaining runtime, battery level, voltage, etc.

Electric Start

Press the button and you’re ready to go. Saves your trouble pulling the cord to start.

Magnetic Kill Switch

Works as an emergency stop key for ePropulsion electric outboards. Keeps you safe on the boat.

Smooth Throttle Changing

Designed with excellent throttle response and clear throttle hand feel.

Adjustable Max Power Output

Adjustable full throttle power makes the ePropulsion electric boat motors kids-friendly and suitable for rental boats.

Safety Wristband

Easy-to-use and additional safety.

  • Man overboard protection

  • Wireless connection

  • Waterproof IP67

  • Max connection up to 8 wristbands per motor

Safety wristband works with Evo Tiller and Evo top mount control only, not compatible with Evo side mount control or Evo dual control.

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Specs

 Pod Drive 1.0 EvoPod Drive 3.0 EvoPod Drive 6.0 Evo
Input Power1 kW3 kW6 kW
Equivalent PowerComparable with 3HP petrol outboard (propulsive power)comparable with 6HP petrol outboard (propulsive power)comparable with 9.9HP petrol outboard (propulsive power)
Input Voltage39 V – 60 V39 V – 60 V39 V – 60 V
Recommended BatteryePropulsion E-Series BatteryePropulsion E-Series BatteryePropulsion E-Series Battery
Weight6.2 kg / 13.7 lbs15.3 kg / 33.7 lbs31kg / 68.3lbs
Propeller11″ × 5.8″ 2-blade composite propeller10.2″ × 6.7″ 2-blade composite propeller12.6″ × 8.7″ 3-blade aluminum propeller
HydrogenerationYesYesYes
MotorBrushless DC motorBrushless DC motorBrushless DC motor
Direct DriveYesYesYes
Maintenance-FreeYesYesYes

What's in the Box

Pod Drive 1.0 Evo Motor
Pod Drive 1.0 Evo
Motor
ePropulsion electric pod drive
Communication
Module
Power Switch
Power
Switch
Communication Cable 5m
Communication
Cable 5m
Pot Drive Fixing Guide
Fixing
Guide
Invitation
Card
Warranty card ePropulsion motor
Warranty
Card
Product Quality Certificate
Quality
Certificate
Pod Drive Evo User Manual
User
Manual
Pod Drive 3.0 Evo Motor
Pod Drive 3.0 Evo
Motor
Driver Module
Driver
Module
Main Switch Cable
Main Switch
Cable
Communication Cable 5m
Communication
Cable 5m
Wrench Set
Wrench Set
Invitation
Card
Warranty card ePropulsion motor
Warranty
Card
Product Quality Certificate
Quality
Certificate
Pod Drive Evo User Manual
User
Manual
Fixing Guide for Remote Control
Fixing
Guide
Pod Drive 6.0 Evo Motor
Pod Drive 6.0 Evo Motor
Driver Module
Driver
Module
Main Switch Cable
Main Switch
Cable
Communication Cable 5m
Communication
Cable 5m
Wrench Set
Wrench Set
Invitation
Card
Warranty card ePropulsion motor
Warranty
Card
Product Quality Certificate
Quality
Certificate
Pod Drive Evo User Manual
User
Manual
Fixing Guide for Remote Control
Fixing
Guide

Accessories

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Kill Switch
Pod 6.0 Evo Propeller
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Pod 6.0 Evo Propeller
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Evo Side Mount Control
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Evo Remote Control
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Communication Extension Cable 5m
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Communication Cable 0.5 m
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Communication Cable 5 m
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Pod 6.0 Evo Folding Propeller
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Pod 3.0 Evo Folding Propeller
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Pod 1.0 Evo Folding Propeller
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FAQ

Can I use E40 to power Pod Drive 3.0 Evo or E80 to power Pod Drive 6.0 Evo?

  • Yes, but parallel connection is required. To power one Pod Drive 3.0 Evo with E40, you need two E40 batteries in parallel. To power one Pod Drive 6.0 Evo with E80, you need two E80 batteries in parallel.
  • Officially, we recommend the E80 battery for Navy 3.0 Evo, and E175 battery for Navy 6.0 Evo. For more info, please check ePropulsion Tutorial: ePropulsion E-Series Battery | General Instructions

Can I use third-party batteries to power Pod Drive 1.0 / 3.0 / 6.0 Evo?

  • First, our original E-Series battery has the best unit price on the market, as low as $0.46 per WattHour.
  • Second, the E-Series battery weighs 70% less than the lead-acid battery with equivalent usable capacity, and costs 50% in five-year use.
  • Third, because of incompatible communication protocol, when powered by third-party batteries, the ePropulsion motor cannot access real-time battery status and apply the best operation strategy.
  • Despite all these, if you still prefer third party lithium or lead-acid batteries. The nominal battery voltage should be 48V. The continuous discharge current should be over 25A for Pod Drive 1.0 Evo, 62.5A for Pod Drive 3.0 Evo and 125A for Pod Drive 6.0 Evo.

Can Pod Drive motor work for saltwater use?

Yes, they’re all designed for extensive use in the saltwater. We choose high-quality aluminum alloy as the base material, and apply hard anodizing coating and teflon coating on top of it. For more info, please check ePropulsion Blog: How do we make an outboard corrosion-resistant?

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Video Tutorial

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