Torqeedo launches new outboard motor

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The Ultralight 403 C is designed for kayaks, canoes and similar light boats.

The Ultralight 403 C is designed for kayaks, canoes and similar light boats.

Electric propulsion systems manufacturer Torqeedo has introduced the Ultralight 403 C, a longer-running version of the company’s smallest electric outboard with an integrated lithium battery. The 915 Wh battery has 2.85 times more battery capacity compared to a standard Ultralight 403 with a 320 Wh battery and is 3.7 pounds heavier.

Available for the 2018 season, the Ultralight 403 C is designed for kayaks, canoes and light boats. With the battery, it weighs 22 pounds and Torqeedo said it can push a boat to speeds up to 6 mph and a range of more than 75 miles at 2.6 mph. The Ultralight 403 C comes standard with GPS and a digital display that shows real-time power consumption, battery charge status and remaining range in time or distance. A USB socket can be used to charge a phone or power other accessories.

An optional folding solar panel can be added to help charge the motor. And the available TorqTrac app can be used to display motor information on a smartphone or similar device. 


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