Mercury Marine Advances Electric Propulsion with Avator 20e and 35e Electric Outboards
Mercury Marine recently introduced its Avator 20e and 35e electric propulsion systems, with plans to unveil two additional electric outboard products in the coming months as part of its commitment to leading the advancement of electric marine propulsion.
“We’re thrilled to advance our electrification strategy and the Mercury Avator brand with the introduction of the 20e and 35e electric outboards,” says John Buelow, Mercury Marine president. “Building off the success of the Avator 7.5e, these outboards set new benchmarks for innovation, performance, and connectivity. The investment and advancements we’re making position Mercury to continue expanding our Avator portfolio and soon deliver additional industry-changing, low-voltage electric outboards.”
The Avator 20e and 35e feature many of the innovative features of the 7.5e, with added power and the ability to connect multiple Avator batteries to extend range and run time.
Ideal for powering small vessels like fishing boats, rigid inflatables, tenders and small pontoons and featuring tiller or remote steering, the 20e can produce similar acceleration as a 5hp FourStroke outboard, while the 35e generates acceleration that is comparable to a Mercury 9.9hp FourStroke outboard.
“Avator outboards are intelligent, electric propulsion systems engineered to deliver a superior boating experience with flexibility to easily extend range and runtime,” adds Tim Reid, Mercury Marine vice president of product development and engineering. “Up to four of Mercury’s new 2300Wh batteries can be connected and managed through our exclusive Power Center which safely merges power, enables communication between the batteries and outboard, and allows single point charging.”
Developed in partnership with the Navico Group’s Mastervolt brand and engineered exclusively for marine applications, the Avator 20e and 35e 2300Wh lithium-ion battery is a safe, reliable power source that’s been drop-tested and IP67 rated for water resistance.
Boaters can choose to connect directly to one 2300Wh battery for peak simplicity and portability or extend their range and runtime by adding an Avator Power Center and connecting up to four batteries, with the Power Center serving as a central hub for power cable connections, allowing for a clean and organized boat installation.
To learn more, visit mercurymarine.com.