Flora
Jan 27, 2021  •  3 min

ePropulsion Introduces Seven New EVO Series Motors and Industry-First Hydrogeneration Capacities

ePropulsion, the global leader in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today its model year 2021 product line-up with the introduction of the Evo Series electric motors.

New for model year 2021, ePropulsion has standardized its full product line with hydrogeneration capabilities, a 48-volt architecture, safety wristbands, a new ergonomic tiller and direct-drive brushless motors for better performance and greater noise reduction.

An industry-first for electric outboards, and a major addition to the product line, is hydrogeneration capabilities. Whether an auxiliary motor for daysailers or an outboard for tenders, this powerful functionality allows the motor battery to be charged while sailing or towing at speeds between 4- and 10-knots.

A key innovation of the ePropulsion product line is that all outboards are built on a 48-volt architecture, allowing for a greater degree of flexibility. ePropulsion E-Series batteries are designed to provide optimal performance for the entire range of Evo Series engines. Designed to make ownership easy, E-Series batteries provide consistent performance and smart operation, delivering up to 3,000 charging cycles. For added convenience, the Spirit battery is the first floating battery on the market.

While a kill-switch lanyard is an important piece of safety equipment, in practical use, many boaters find them inconvenient. By offering easy-to-wear safety wristbands, the Evo Series provides added safety and vital emergency shut-down capabilities, particularly in the case of a man overboard situation.

The new Evo Tiller is compatible with most ePropulsion outboard motors. It is an ergonomic, comfortable, responsive and adaptive tiller that vastly improves the boating experiences. The integrated display keeps users informed of key information such as power, voltage, remaining runtime and battery level, to name a few. The display is backlit for easy nighttime use.

“We have updated the entire ePropulsion line for model year 2021 by offering new features and capabilities across the board and even introduced a new model,” said Danny Tao, CEO, ePropulsion. “We have over five years of experience selling the Spirit 1.0, Navy 3.0, and Navy 6.0. We’ve collected plenty of feedback and we know what features our customers and dealers look for in their products. Our 2021 line-up includes the most powerful, versatile and advanced electric motors on the market, and we are confident customers and owners will be pleased.”

Product models for 2021 include:

  • 3 HP Spirit 1.0 Plus
  • 3 HP Spirit 1.0 Evo (tiller version)
  • 3 HP Spirit 1.0 Evo Remote (remote control version)
  • 6 HP Navy 3.0 Evo
  • 9.9 HP Navy 6.0 Evo
  • 3 HP Pod Drive 1.0 Evo
  • 6 HP Pod Drive 3.0 Evo
  • The New 9.9 HP Pod Drive 6.0 Evo

The Spirit models offer superior portability, range and are the lightest ePropulsion motors. The best-selling models since 2015, the Spirit features an integrated battery and folding tiller. Due to their compact form factor, users can install the Spirit Series in just one minute.

The Navy Evo is a light-duty outboard that is available in two power levels, 3kW and 6kW. New for model year 2021, the Navy 6.0 Evo has a brushless direct-drive motor – ensuring the entire range benefits from the high reliability and low operating noise of this technology.

The Pod Drive Evo is a light-duty marine propulsion system that eliminates shafts. Offered in three models – 1kW, 3kW and 6kW – the direct-drive Pod Drive requires minimal cabin space and operates without any noise. The Pod Drive 1.0 is the smallest electric pod motor on the market and ideal for daysailers in the 20-foot range. New for model year 2021 is the powerful 6kW Pod Drive 6.0 Evo, which provides sailors a new environmentally friendly solution to replace internal combustion outboards. Folding props are available upon request.

For more information on the ePropulsion Evo Series, ePropulsion or its revolutionary electric motors and accessories, please visit www.epropulsion.com.

12 Comments
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Robert Harrison
January 22, 2021

I’m very excited to hear about the folding propeller. Can it be used on an existing Pod Drive?

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Robert Harrison
January 25, 2021

When will the Pod 3.0 EVO with folding propeller be available in the U.S. and what will the price be?

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Unknown member
January 25, 2021

Hi Robert, for the earlier versions of pod drives, we are still testing the compatibility. Please stay tuned for more updates 🙂

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Unknown member
January 28, 2021

Hello Robert, there will be a small batch of Pod 3 Evo available in early March, selling at USD2299 retail price w/o control & battery. If you are interested, you may contact the local distributors for reservation (Find contact information here https://www.epropulsion.com/find-a-dealer )

As for the folding propeller, it is estimated to be available in August in US and we will update the information when it is confirmed. Please stay tuned 🙂

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Robert Harrison
January 28, 2021

That’s good news! If I purchase the pod now, can I add the folding propeller later, when they become available? Do you have a price for the folding propeller?

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Unknown member
January 29, 2021

Hi Robert, yes, you can purchase the pod first and add the folding propeller later. We are sorry that we don’t have the price for now. Hope the information helps 🙂

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Robert Harrison
January 29, 2021

That’s really good to hear. I have a 27-foot sailboat, and I am using a Torqeedo Travel for auxiliary power. I love electric power, but the Pod drive is really a much better option, and I’m anxious to replace the Torqeedo. I am planning the installation with a local boat yard. Do you know when the Pod drives may arrive in the U.S? I am on the east coast.

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Unknown member
January 29, 2021

Hi Robert, the Pod 3.0 EVO is estimated to arrive the US in early March. If you want to be the first to get it, please contact local dealer for early reservation since we have rather limited units available for the first batch. You can easily find the local dealer near you here with the dealer map: https://www.epropulsion.com/find-a-dealer

Feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions 🙂

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Adam Loory
February 26, 2021

My question is about hydrogenation. Does this mean I can charge my dinghy’s engine battery by mounting the Evo Navy engine off the transom of my boat when underway?

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Unknown member
February 26, 2021

Hello Adam, by hydrogenration, it means the outboard will generate electricity when sailing, store the power in the batteries, and supply the outboard and other electrical appliances later when needed.

Please note that this function will only be activated when three conditions are met simultaneously: 1) The outboard is not in use; 2) The hydro generation mode is turned on, which we have already set it in the default settings; 3) The sailing speed is between 4 and 10 knots.

Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions.

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Pascal
April 4, 2021

I have a 18 feet sailboat & about 1500.00 lbs and I am looking for electric motor but do not know what size to get.any advise ?

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Flora
April 6, 2021

Hi Pascal, the new 3hp Spirit Evo is a good fit for your situation. According to our test on the 20 ft RS21 sailboat, you can go 5.5 mph for one hour at full throttle. And the hydrogeneration feature allows it to recharge itself while sailing. For detailed information, see our full test report here https://bit.ly/3cUz0yN

Feel free to let me know if you have any more questions.

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