Torqeedo celebrates 15th birthday with 100,000th electric propulsion system

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Pioneering marine electromobility company Torqeedo celebrates 15 years of technological innovation by delivering its 100,000th electric drive for the worldwide marine industry.

Founded in 2005, the electric mobility pioneer has more than 200 employees and operates in over 100 countries with over 2,000 sales, service and boatbuilder partners.

“While we’re pleased to achieve these important milestones, Torqeedo has never been only about success as a company,” said co-founder and CEO Dr Christoph Ballin. “We are driven by a vision of creating technological solutions the world has never seen to deliver a climate-neutral and more sustainable boating experience.”

Torqeedo reinvests over 12% of its turnover on R&D every year – comparable to Silicon Valley technology companies – and has over 130 international and multinational patents. The company’s products have been recognized with more than 20 major international awards for innovation.

Torqeedo will launch two new motor models in 2020: a new professional-grade Ultralight motor for serious kayak anglers, and a 20hp-equivalent Cruise 10.0 T outboard with tiller steering. Also coming in 2020 are new fast chargers and solar charge controller for the Power 48-5000 series of lithium batteries. Torqeedo’s high-power Deep Blue system is getting important improvements with quieter-than-ever outboards and seamless integration of joysticks, third-party throttles and wireless controls.

Over the past year, Torqeedo has made great strides toward taking the boating market emission-free through projects like the world’s largest sailing yacht with an electric drive, the Spirit 111; cooperation with Nautor’s Swan; and a practical solar-electric system integration for smaller sailboats on the Pogo 30.

Deep Blue Hybrid is making bluewater sailing more luxurious and more sustainable through high-profile installations in Privilège and Neel sailing yachts. The ultra-quiet direct-drive Travel 1103 was released this year to massive customer response.

Torqeedo also continued its investments in the development of advanced battery and foiling technologies. “Our business strategy has been to continually push the envelope and bring state-of-the-art solutions to the marine market,” said Ballin. “Torqeedo is building the future of how people move on the water.”

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