Montreal-based Vision Marine Technologies announced it has teamed with McLaren Engineering as it seeks to scale production of its E-Motion 180E electric outboard and powertrain system.
McLaren will commence testing and tooling development, with the goal of reaching mass production of the electric outboard. Linamar, McLaren’s parent company, will provide the facility.
“This agreement with Linamar, via our affiliation with McLaren Engineering, is a seminal event regarding the fully scaled commercialization of our E-Motion powertrain technology,” Vision co-founder and CEO Alexandre Mongeon said in a statement.
Linamar acquired McLaren Engineering in 2003. Linamar has more than 26,000 employees in 60 manufacturing locations throughout the world. It reported revenue of $7.4 billion in 2019.
“We consider Vision Marine to be a leader in electrifying global waterways and transitioning boating propulsion to a safe and clean EV industry,” said Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz.