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ePropulsion Opens R&D Center

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Marine electric propulsion manufacturer ePropulsion today announced that it opened a research-and-development center in Shanghai, China.

“The establishment of the new R&D center in Shanghai is another exciting milestone in our ambition to be at the forefront of the industry, driving change through continuous innovation,” ePropulsion co-founder and CEO Danny Tao said in a statement. “The … center in Shanghai plugs the gap in our research-and-development capabilities for high-power energy systems and electric propulsion systems.”

The company said Mingwei Shi, a new appointment, will help improve the company’s R&D capabilities and management at the center, and expand its business in global markets. Shi is an engineer who previously worked at ABB Group, a digital technologies company, according to ePropulsion.

“I’m delighted to join ePropulsion at what is an exciting and transformational time for the marine sector,” Shi said in the statement. “In line with our vision to lead the way to a more sustainable, climate-friendly and intelligent marine industry, we will continue to launch innovative and competitive system solutions to support the development of the company’s system integration business — another area that is undergoing rapid growth.”

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