Oxe Marine to Co-Develop Electric Outboard

Author:
Updated:
Original:
1_OXE

Oxe Marine AB — the Sweden-based builder of a line of high-torque diesel outboards — have entered into an agreement with fellow Scandinavian propulsion company Evoy AS to partner on a high-powered electric outboard.

The engine would combine Evoy’s electric motor with the lower leg of the Oxe Marine diesel outboard for a 150-hp model, with the goal of going up to 300 hp. (Evoy debuted a 150-hp model earlier this year.)

Oxe diesels utilize a belt-drive system reportedly more durable than bevel gears and allow for the diesel’s increased torque to be transferred more efficiently to the prop.

"Evoy's high output electric propulsion systems should be a great fit towards OXE Marine AB's belt driven lower legs — designed for the higher torque from diesel and electric motors — and we are excited to see what it can do,” said Evoy AS CEO Leif A. Stavøstrand in a statement.

1_Evoy-outboard-motor_150hk-orky62i2nrksys2e58qonqmb1qub82pglzmm71mhog

If all goes to plan, both Oxe and Evoy may further develop the new powerplant for production and worldwide distribution.

"Oxe Marine AB's vision is the global adoption of its patented belt propulsor concept with a mission to dramatically reduce exhaust emissions in the marine outboard segment. We believe that partnering with Evoy in delivering a high quality and efficient electric marine propulsion system is an important step towards meeting our goals,” said Oxe Marine CEO Myron Mahendra.

Evoy’s Stavøstrand agreed. “[The agreement] fits well into Evoy's vision of eliminating boating emissions globally, and our goal is to start with the commercial market, like OXE Marine AB,” he said. “Later we will move into the larger recreational market as battery technology and prices steadily improve.” 

Related

Suzuki Powers Forest River’s New Nepallo Pontoon Boats

The new Nepallo line of pontoon boats with Suzuki engines will be sold at select Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors stores.

West Marine CEO to Keynote Annual MRA Event

With a “Climate for Change” theme, the Marine Recreation Association’s Educational Conference and Trade Show is set for Oct. 11-13.

Skeeter Owner’s Tourney Held on Lake Fork

A field of 2,000 anglers in 1,000 boats saw a nearly 10-pound bass capture first place in the annual Skeeter owner’s tournament.

Email Remains a Vital Marketing Tool for Dealers

A content marketing staple, emails can consistently deliver valuable and relevant information, if done correctly.

ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual

The nonprofit is offering pre-orders until June 18 of its updated standards manual, with a publication date of July 31.

Furuno, Simrad Add SiriusXM Fish Mapping Suite

The subscription-based service offers offshore anglers a suite of technology with which to locate and catch more fish.