Somerset, NJ – ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, has extended its comprehensive partnership with SailGP, the world’s most exciting race on water, for Seasons 4 and 5 to advance the decarbonization and integration of clean energy solutions across the marine industry.
The partnership, which was originally announced at the beginning of Season 2, will see ePropulsion’s unwavering support extended, with the primary goal of accelerating the transition to clean energy for SailGP’s operations. As the “Official Supplier of SailGP”, ePropulsion will provide its Spirit 1.0 Evo electric outboard motor for the league’s event support tenders, and Navy 3.0 Evo electric outboard motor for SailGP’s community engagement Inspire program support tenders.
ePropulsion’s electric propulsion solutions have also been used to power SailGP’s latest innovation in their autonomous race marks. Equipped with ePropulsion Navy 6.0 Evo, these cutting-edge autonomous race marks are fully electric-powered and operated via GPS, which means there is no need to anchor each mark to the seabed. This helps avoid damage to the sensitive marine environment while reducing fuel consumption of operational boats on the water.
ePropulsion, who returns as an in-depth collaborator and partner for Seasons 4 and 5, will once again showcase its sustainable technologies and innovations at the SailGP Race Village. ePropulsion will continue its work with SailGP’s Inspire community as part of this partnership. Inspire is SailGP’s community, education and outreach initiative, which aims to serve a leading role in helping diversify the sport of sailing for youth without race, gender and socioeconomic status presenting a barrier to entry. ePropulsion will contribute to the program by sharing its technology to educate the younger generation.
In Season 3, five of the eleven SailGP events were 100% powered by clean energy. SailGP’s goal is to accelerate its transition to clean energy, with a target to be 100% powered by clean energy – both on and off the water – by 2025. Since beginning this partnership in Season 2, ePropulsion has enabled the global championship to transition to electric outboard motors for its support fleet. The continuous partnership has helped SailGP reduce its support boat fleet emissions by 10% per event on average and has spurred them to continue actively and deeply engaging in the promotion of sustainability awareness and technology development.
“We’re thrilled to announce our continued partnership with SailGP, and to explore further avenues to tackle climate change together,” said Danny Tao, CEO of ePropulsion. “With the help of SailGP, we have identified the key role that sustainable boating plays in the protection of our planet’s fragile marine environment.
“The renewed role as a partner of SailGP also offers the unique opportunity to support the Inspire community, to assist with educational programs that create impact within the local community and most importantly leave a legacy. We are excited to continue sustainability awareness and technological development within the SailGP community.”
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with ePropulsion for a further two seasons, working at the intersection of technology and sustainability to propel a cleaner future for SailGP and the wider marine industry,” said Tom Verity, Transition and Innovation Manager at SailGP. “ePropulsion products have proven themselves across some of our most demanding venues and have been pivotal to delivering our operations sustainably over the past two seasons. We are excited to continue and further integrate its market-leading technologies across SailGP’s operations.”
ePropulsion’s products are renowned for being high-quality, quiet, responsive, reliable and emit zero emissions making them better for the environment. This, alongside with long-range batteries and minimum maintenance requirements make them an ideal choice for some of SailGP’s support vessels.
For more information on ePropulsion or its full line of electric motors, please visit www.epropulsion.com.
ePropulsion was set up in 2012 and is led by a team of technology entrepreneurs that are focused on developing uncompromising superior products. Since the company launched its first electric outboard it has fast become a force to be reckoned with in the electric propulsion market with a presence across Europe, the US and Asia. ePropulsion set out with a clear mission to become the global leader in marine electric propulsion systems and services. This pioneering, market challenger brand is at the very forefront of the industry and is recognized across the world for its exceptional product quality, performance, and technological innovations.
ePropulsion was the first company to launch a brushless, direct-drive electric outboard motor in the market and offers a portfolio of 1 – 6kW outboard engines across its Spirit and Navy ranges. These are renowned for being high quality, quiet, eco-friendly and low maintenance. In 2022, ePropulsion announced the expansion of its OEM capabilities with the global debut of its first electric inboard, the H-100. This is an innovative 100kW inboard motor that is engineered for larger sailing boats and motor vessels between 60 to 100′ (18-30m) with a full displacement up to 200 tons. Its new I-Series was launched at METSTRADE 2022. ePropulsion’s I-Series is an environmental-friendly electric inboard motor series packed with innovative technology, smart features and human operation design. Underpinned by the highly integrated and modular ePropulsion Smart System Architecture (eSSA) and the IoT connectivity service, it provides users with an easy-to-use, intelligent, safe and reliable experience unlike any other.
ePropulsion remains focused on providing customized and pioneering services for OEMs across the world, offering fully flexible solutions for a wide range of commercial and leisure marine applications. www.ePropulsion.com
SailGP is the world’s most exciting racing on water. The global championship features national teams battling in short, intense races at iconic stadium-style venues across the globe. The high-tech, high-speed action features sailing’s best athletes racing in identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans, flying at speeds approaching 100 km/h. SailGP also races for a better future, championing a world powered by nature. Visit SailGP.com for more information.
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