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Electric's Even Better With Evo

Electric propulsion takes the next evolutionary step — hydrogeneration — in which the battery recharges while you cruise.

Spirit 1.0 electric outboard

Photo: ePropulsion

Electric outboard manufacturer ePropulsion has announced a new Evo line of outboard and pod drive motors for 2021, and they have one unmatched benefit — hydrogeneration. Evo outboard and pods left in neutral while sailing or while being towed on a tender will recharge the batteries when moving at speeds between four and 10 knots. That gives their 48-volt system virtually endless ability, and sailors can completely eliminate the need to fuel up — virtually forever.

ePropulsion Evo Electric Outboards

There are other advancements in the Evos as well: these models have lighted LED displays (older models have LEDs but they aren't lighted for night use), and traditional lanyard cutoff switches have been upgraded with wristband-style cutoffs.

Spirit 1.0 Series electric outboard

Spirit 1.0 Pod Drive Series electric outboard

Seven Evo models are available, including 3-, 6-, and 9.9-horsepower tiller-steer outboards plus a remote control version, and 3-, 6-, and 9.9-horsepower pod drives. Visit to learn more.


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New Boats, Fishing & Electronics Editor, BoatUS Magazine

Top tech writer and accomplished sports fisherman, BoatUS Magazine Contributing Editor Lenny Rudow has written seven practical boating books, won 30 awards from Boating Writers International — many for his marine electronics articles – and two for excellence from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He judges the NMMA Innovation Awards, and is Angler in Chief at FishTalk, his own Chesapeake-based publication. A great teacher and inspirational writer, Lenny hosts many of BoatUS Magazine’s very-popular how-to videos, which can be found on the BoatUS YouTube channel, or at