Torqeedo has unveiled several new products and developments for electric mobility on the water at a digital press conference.
During the event, managing directors Dr Ralf Plieninger and Dr Michael Rummel, launched two new saildrive options, Deep Blue 50 SD and Deep Blue 100 SD, the result of a cooperation with ZF announced last year.
The company is also releasing a new communications protocol, TorqLink. Initially developed for Deep Blue, the new protocol is now available for Cruise 10.0 motors, Power 48-5000 lithium batteries and premium Torqeedo throttles.
“TorqLink is a new interface between the components that makes it very easy to set up even a relatively complex electric or hybrid drive system,” explained Dr Plieninger. “They all work on the same system, provide information on the same display and work seamlessly together,” he added.
Continuing the success of the direct-drive Travel 1103, Torqeedo also announced the new Travel 603, a two horsepower-equivalent electric outboard. Suitable for dinghies and daysailers up to one tonne, the engine has a push-button start, integrated onboard computer with GPS-calculated range and runtime data, and fully variable forward and reverse.
Weighing 15.5kg and waterproof to IP67, the Travel 603 comes with a 500Wh lithium-ion battery that clicks on top of the motor, has an optional USB port for charging a mobile phone or camera, and is easy to remove for charging.
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