Mercury Avator 75e – 110e: Mercury Marine unveils two new electric outboards and an innovative high-voltage propulsion system
The unstoppable Mercury Marine strikes another blow and, during the Consumer Electric Show (CES) in Las Vegas, world premieres two new electric outboards: the Mercury Avator 75e and the Mercury Avator 110e.
These two latest additions further expand the Mercury’s range, which now comes to no less than 5 models, thus offering a catalog that satisfies the needs of most of small-sized boats on the market.
But the American multinational goes even further and simultaneously presents a high-voltage electric concept propulsion system which, they don’t say but it seems obvious, represents the first step toward conquering the remaining part of the market.
“We are thrilled to unveil the Avator 75e and 110e on a world stage at CES – said John Buelow, Mercury Marine president – As we deliver on our commitment to introduce five low-voltage electric outboards, we are also excited to provide a concept of a high-voltage electric propulsion system. This concept, along with our incredible internal combustion products which have redefined outboard performance, continue to position us as the innovation leader in the marine industry.”
The new Mercury Avator 75e and Avator 110e will be used on a variety of applications, including aluminum and composite multihulls, aluminum fishing boats, skiffs, inflatables and smaller fiberglass runabouts.
New Mercury Avator 75e – Mercury Avator 110e
We will have to wait until the upcoming Boot in Dusseldorf to see them first-hand but, as of now, we can tell you that the Mercury Avator 110e 75e and produce 11kW and 7.5 kW of propulsive power at the prop respectively.
The propulsive power at the prop is a very important factor: the rest of the market, in fact, continues to declare the power output of the electric engine, which, as a result of the transmission and the friction developed, has lower values when measured at the prop.
Boot Dusseldorf will also give us the chance to analyze the high-voltage propulsion system concept, the details of which, needless to say, we will report.
The new models are scheduled to be marketed next spring. However, as soon as we have one of these new electric outboards available, probably before the first deliveries, we will test it and you can certainly read about that.