Torqeedo’s new motor is so new it doesn’t have a name, yet. Based on the popular 403 Ultralight electric motor, the new unit beefs up the size, torque and speed.
Where the 403 Ultralight puts out one horsepower, the new motor will produce 1100 Watts for three horsepower.
Rigged on Bonafides SS127, the motor pushed a mind-blowing seven miles-per-hour.
The motor runs off the same lithium-ion battery that can track speed, range and other functions.
Torqeedo partnered with YakAttack to develop mounts for the controller and adjustable pedal controls to turn the motor.
Look for other companies to work on the open-source Torqeedo accessories after the new motor hits the water.