Mercury Marine, the world’s leading manufacturer of boats and engines, will launch an electric outboard at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
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Mercury is launching an electric outboard motor at the Consumer Electronics Show!
This isn’t the first time that Mercury has dipped its toes into the world of electric boats, but this time around, it’s going all in on EVs.
The company has been working on its electric engine for years, and now it’s finally ready to make its debut at CES. The new Mercury motor will have a range of up to 40 miles per charge and can be fully recharged in under three hours.
We’re excited to see what else Mercury has up its sleeve for 2023!
Electric motors are inherently more efficient than gas
The electric motor is more efficient than a gas-powered outboard.
Electric motors are inherently more efficient than gas-powered outboards, with an average efficiency of 70%. Gas-powered motors have an average efficiency of 50%. For every 1 unit of energy that goes into fueling an electric motor, it can generate up to 3 times as much energy as a gas-powered motor.
This means that the electric outboard will be able to perform at peak efficiency, providing you with a powerful motor without wasting any extra energy on moving parts, air compression, and exhaust gas emissions.
The boat industry has a big carbon problem
It’s estimated that the global recreational boating industry is responsible for more than 1 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, and that’s only going to grow as the industry grows.
In fact, this number is expected to double by 2030.
To help address that problem, Mercury Marine is launching its electric outboard motor at CES 2023! We’re so excited to be able to bring you this exciting news today.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the power needed to run an average recreational boat is equivalent to driving a car around the globe 1,000 times per year. That’s a lot of pollution—and it’s why we’re so excited about Mercury’s electric outboard motors! These motors can power boats up to 25 feet in length with no emissions and no noise pollution. They are also extremely efficient, meaning they’ll save you money in fuel costs and maintenance fees over time.
Mercury’s first foray into electric boating is here!
Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corp., is launching its first foray into electric boating this week with the Avator 48-volt electric outboard series.
The company plans to showcase the new line at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It will also highlight Navico Group’s lithium-ion Fathom e-power system to replace conventional generators.
Mercury’s first foray into electric boating is an absolute game-changer.
The new horsepower motor on these boats is smaller, lighter, and more powerful than any other motor we’ve made; it’s also 100% electric. The result is a boat that can go faster than most others of its size, which means you can take your boat out on the water without worrying about having to get back before the sun sets or someone starts complaining about your wake.
And if you do have a lake or ocean nearby? You don’t even have to worry about finding a dock or ramp. Just pull up next to the shore, plug in your charger (which comes with your boat), and go!
You’ll love this new way of boating—and so will everyone who uses it with you!
If you’re interested in learning more about Mercury’s new electric outboards or any other products from their lineup, visit them at CES in January. Get information on boat parts from PartsVu first, we are not far from innovators!