Electric recreational boating company Vision Marine Technologies has executed a production contract with Neogy, a French manufacturer of specialized batteries and systems. The agreement includes the initial purchase of 240 customized marine batteries.
The customized batteries have been designed to Vision Marine’s specifications. They will be installed in 120 full systems for Vision Marine’s E-Motion 180E propulsion system being offered to OEMs. The high-voltage, high-density, lightweight batteries are intended to enable the E-Motion 180E to perform at optimal functionality. The first installment of batteries will be delivered immediately, with the final installment set for delivery by spring 2023.
Groupe Beneteau partnered with Vision Marine to debut the 2023 Four Winns H2E runabout powerboat. Beneteau has stated that it expects deliveries of the H2E to commence in spring 2023, and is working with Vision Marine on the production of other electric models.
Alex Mongeon, CEO and co-founder of Vision Marine, said, “We have entered into this contract with Neogy in anticipation of the commencement of commercial production of our E-Motion 180E powertrain system, with such deliveries projected to commence in mid-2023. Neogy has given Vision Marine tremendous support throughout the past year, and we are very excited to expand our relationship with them.”
Xavier Montagne, chief technology officer and chief operating officer of Vision Marine, commented, “We are excited to be working alongside Neogy and its technical team for the development of our new fully customized high-voltage battery for the E-Motion 180E powertrain system. This signed production contract will allow us to equip boats to be in production before next summer. It is the final result of a long-term co-working relationship, and I cannot wait to receive our first certified batteries.”
Neogy is a division of Groupe Startec Energy. Thomas Debuisser, CEO of Startec Energy, added, “We are proud to gather all the expertise of the divisions of the Startec Energy industrial group around a high-added-value joint project contributing to accelerate the electrification of the nautical and leisure fields. With Vision Marine Technologies, Startec Energy intends to build a relationship of trust for a long-term partnership. Our teams and I are looking forward to equipping their boats.”