Vision Marine and Octillion partner for development of high-density batteries

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A partnership between Vision Marine Technologies and Octillion Power Systems will see the pair working in collaboration to develop a customized high-voltage 35kW high-density battery for use within the recreational boating sector.

Under the agreement, Octillion will produce an advanced electric battery system to power Vision Marine’s E-Motion powertrain – a fully electric outboard motor capable of outputting 180hp. The battery pack, which is smaller than a typical fuel tank, has been designed to be as compact as possible, making it easier for application to a wide number of boats including those with narrow hulls and compartments.

To date, Octillion has delivered nearly 400,000 electric vehicle battery systems, which have in turn driven more than 4.5 billion kilometers.

“Vision will have a highly efficient and unique product to utilize in conjunction with our E-Motion fully electric powertrain,” said Alexandre Mongeon, co-founder and CEO of Vision Marine. “There is currently a two-year delivery backlog of performance batteries in the boating industry. The Octillion agreement will allow Vision Marine to continue to scale production and secure the quantities of high-density electric battery systems required in conjunction with the commencement of sales of our E-Motion outboard powertrains.”

“Octillion is excited to support Vision Marine and its efforts to revolutionize the recreational boating industry,” commented Paul Beach, president at Octillion. “The E-Motion platform offers an unparalleled boating experience when compared to traditional fuel powered systems. These new platforms will encompass both state-of-the-art energy density rich solutions as well as extreme high-power options.”

The agreement also marks the first time Octillion has partnered with a company from the marine industry.

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