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Torqeedo Cruise 2.0/4.0 Electric Outboard Motors

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Though Torqeedo has been recognized here before for setting new standards of efficiency in the realm of electric propulsion, the company has never been content to rest on its laurels. The latest generation of Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 and 4.0 motors takes portable electric propulsion to a whole new level. The motors can be configured for either remote (R) or tiller (T) steering and can be driven by a variety of remote battery packs, including conventional gel-cell and AGM systems. They work best, however, with Torqeedo’s new lithium Power 26-104 batteries, which have a capacity of 2,685 watt-hours and weight just 44 pounds. Various refinements, including continuing improvements in propeller design, have again increased efficiency, and a new GPS-based control system makes it possible to micro-manage range and battery condition. The Cruise motors and 26-104 batteries are also submersible—everything a sailor likes to see when powering a tender or compact cruising boat. From $3,299. Torqeedo Inc., torqeedo.com
 

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