Torqeedos Deep Blue Hybrid powers the first European water taxi with

Torqeedos Deep Blue 80 system in action Torqeedos Deep Blue 80 system in action
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Seawork International exhibitor, Torqeedo, has supplied its award winning Deep Blue Hybrid system to Rotterdam water taxi.

This marks the first commercial application of the award-winning Deep Blue Hybrid, which combines Torqeedo's powerful Deep Blue drives with a fully integrated, yet modular and scalable, energy management system.

Founded in 2005 Torqeedo is a German based company specialising in electronic marine propulsion. With superior technology, revolutionary benefits and efficiency at the heart of what they do they produce 32 electric boat drives ranging from1 to 80 HP together with a large number of functional and innovative accessories such as solar charging technology and high performance lithium batteries.

The combination of a Deep Blue 80 motor and two generators delivering 20 kW was adapted by Torqeedo to the needs of Water taxi Rotterdam. The boat holds 12 people, runs at a top speed of 25 km/h and will operate on the River Meuse in the centre of the city which boasts Europe’s largest seaport.

The Deep Blue Hybrid system recently honored with a 2016 Pittman Innovation Award, which recognizes outstanding innovation in new products; is quieter and up to 70% more fuel-efficient than the other boats, minimizing CO2 and NOx emissions.

The boat was christened by Alderman Pex Langenberg of the City of Rotterdam, Alderman expressed his enthusiasm for the new technology at the christening commenting “Innovations like this are the future. The hybrid water taxi is a new icon for Rotterdam." He added "The city of Rotterdam will help realize a new and lower flat fee for the hybrid water taxi.”

Christian Pho Duc, Senior Vice President of Sales, for Torqeedo comments “We are delighted that Water taxi Rotterdam decided to use our award-winning Deep Blue Hybrid System to power their famous yellow water taxis”. “The cooperation was exceptional from the start, and the newly designed boat maximizes the high efficiency of the hybrid propulsion system."

To find out more, come meet with the Torqeedo team at Seawork International from the 13-15 of June, on stand PO63.

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