The growing electric marine motor markets

“Until recently, there was no alternative to the gasoline or diesel engine, but today there is. Electric motors and pods are becoming more common in sailboats, eliminating the fossil-fuel drinkers completely. Parallel hybrids—electric motors that can be mounted on an inboard engine to spin the existing prop shaft—are still in their infancy, but they too are available and provide a clean, quiet option of going electric for a pleasant day on the water without firing up the inboard. Many day and weekend sailors are taking a good hard look at going electric, while others, particularly cruising sailors, are seriously considering adding a hybrid electric motor to their existing inboards….” (SailingMagazine.net June 2011)

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