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DEUTZ subsidiary Torqeedo, global market leader for electric mobility on water, is restructuring its management. In the future, Dr Ralf Plieninger and Dr Michael Rummel will handle the management of Torqeedo. Founder and Managing Director Dr Christoph Ballin will move to the advisory board, where he will continue to advise and support the company together with Dr Frank Hiller. ‘Christoph Ballin is a pioneer in the field of electric mobility. He has contributed significantly to the successful integration of Torqeedo into the DEUTZ Group after the takeover in 2017. We thank him for everything he has done for Torqeedo and thus also for DEUTZ. With Torqeedo’s comprehensive know-how and excellent team, we were able to make a considerable leap forward in our E-DEUTZ strategy with the entire DEUTZ Group. We are excited that Dr Ballin will continue to advise us in the advisory board’, says Dr Frank Hiller. With his move to the advisory board, Dr Ballin will also dedicate himself to new operational tasks outside the DEUTZ Group.

Powerful and Quiet: TORQEEDO impresses during testing.

For its latest issue (August 2020), the ‘Segler-Zeitung’ sailing journal tested three electric outboards – including the Travel 1103 C from the DEUTZ subsidiary Torqeedo. The environmentally friendly engine is mainly distinguished by its high performance, quiet operation and extensive features. In the test, it stood out from the other models – and emerged as the test winner. In electric mobility on the water, the market for motors with detachable batteries is becoming increasingly larger. Compared to conventional electric motors, they offer the advantage that the battery can be disconnected with a flick of the wrist and conveniently charged at home or in the boathouse. With Torqeedo, DEUTZ is able to serve the market for electric boat motors with optimised drive solutions. A broad portfolio offers customers a choice of different motors tailored to their individual application.

New sea rescue vessel with electric TORQEEDO motors.

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Why are electric boat motors particularly suitable for sea rescue? Quite simply because they are quiet. Therefore, the Swedish Sea Rescue Society decided to use a new dual-mode boat for which DEUTZ subsidiary Torqeedo provides a battery- powered electric drive system. While the main propulsion system – consisting of two Scania diesel engines with 650 HP – is used to get to the scene quickly, the crew can switch to the two electric Torqeedo engines with 160 HP for search and rescue operations. Quiet operation is crucial, because even the slightest noise makes it difficult to search for a person in the water.

Autonomous surface vessels

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Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASV) are used in a wide range of applications – from underwater acoustic measurements to whale song research. Leading manufacturer SeaRobotics has opted for a Deep Blue electric propulsion system from DEUTZ subsidiary Torqeedo to power its new surface vessel Endurance 7.0 reliably, quietly and over long operating periods.

New Partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

DEUTZ subsidiary Torqeedo has entered into a partnership with the international technology group ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Torqeedo will integrate ZF’s innovative steerable pod propulsion (SPP) into its successful ‘Deep-Blue’ drive systems.


Candela Seven: Better than flying and purely eletrically.

Candela Seven is the world’s fastest electric speed boat with a range and speed comparable to those of competitors powered by fossil fuels. This enormous performance on the water is achieved by two key components: Engine and design. DEUTZ subsidiary Torqeedo manufactured the all-electric motor of the Candela Seven. The design of the Candela Seven is distinguished by the fact that wings (so-called foils) under the hull allow the boat to fly completely above the water surface. This reduces the water resistance of the hull by 80 per cent compared to conventional boats. The result of the interaction between the engine and the design is an unparalleled range of 92 kilometres – three times that of other electric boats. The Candela Seven is supported by a computer-controlled stabilisation system, which makes the boat immune to waves and hard hull impact. DEUTZ CEO Dr Frank Hiller experienced this quiet and simultaneously insanely fast marvel during a test run in May 2020.

Test drive by Dr.Hiller