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Evinrude outboards comply with Australian emissions regulations

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Outboard motor manufacturer Evinrude is reporting that its E-TEC engines are compliant with Australia’s new exhaust emissions standards that were finalized in December 2017. As of July 2018, outdoor power equipment and marine engines like two-stroke outboards can’t be imported into Australia. By July 2019, only clean-burning outdoor power equipment and marine engines can be supplied to the Australian market.

“Evinrude direct-injection outboard engines have, on average, a 90-percent reduction in emissions and over a 50-percent reduction in fuel consumption compared to conventional carbureted two-stroke engines,” said Jeff Wasil, engineering manager in emissions, testing, certification and regulatory development for BRP-Evinrude, in a statement. “We’ve been delivering our clean-technology E-TEC and E-TEC G2 engines to Australia and the rest of the world all along. However, other major brands still choose to sell their older-technology engines in Australia. Nearly 50 percent of the outboard market in Australia is still comprised of conventional carbureted two-stroke engines. Some engine manufacturers may struggle to get engines to Australia that meet these new standards while maintaining the low weight and performance capabilities Australian consumers have come to expect from those older technology engines.”

Evinrude says that meeting the new environmental standards required no changes to E-TEC G2 outboards. The company claims that E-TEC G2 outboards consume up to 20 percent less fuel and produce 30 percent more torque than competitive outboard motors. The engines also reportedly meet all exhaust emission standards for outboards worldwide.

Here is a link to the new regulations.

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