THE POD DRIVE
Voila....this is it. The old engine, the tank, the tubes, the smell, the fuel, the holes for emission and cooling water are all gone. They are being replaced by this little shining plug inside the boat, and the sleek pod and folding propeller underneath it.
"Fossil out – electric in. He will sail 2000 Nautical Miles to make a climate statement." KGK/Torqeedo launched the news about the project in Sweden today. Check out the pressrelease translated to English and/or download it in English or Swedish: Press release in English (PDF) Press release in Swedish (PDF) KGK MyNewsDesk Pressroom (In Swedish) - - - - - Press release 2018-02-28 Fossil out – electric in. He will sail 2000 Nautical Miles to make a climate statement. Without a
Welcoming Professor Martin Hassellöv from the Department of Marine Science at University of Gothenburg as “Science Advisor” is a true milestone for the project. Our 2000 Nautical Mile journey is being offered as a vessel for scientific research projects to Universities and scientific institutions. Martin accepted an invitation and generously joined the project to help us collect data in a scientific manner and to assist us with valuable competence and guidance. “I see this as
...not in a galaxy far away, but well at the ship yard in Lidköping, Sweden. The electric drive is being installed and getting ready to push a 3.3 ton and 34 foot Smaragd through the water without any carbon dioxide left behind. Niclas and Göran just attached the first Torqeedo Pod Drive in the country. Let's call it a small step for two experienced boat builders...and part of the giant leap mankind is taking towards a fossil fuel-free life on planet Earth. The new engine in.
"The best day to start a war against plastic was 20 years ago, the second best day is today". So, starting today we are joining in on the war and will use our 2000 Nautical Miles to do what we can. Happily we can see an increasing number of initiatives against the use of plastics on both global and local levels. Several cool projects are shedding light on the issue and we hope that we can inspire others in the same way as they have inspired us. EU declares war on plastic wast
The new electric drive needs a new bed and it is getting there... The former fossil fuel engine needed a much heavier and larger bed due to its weight and vibrations. That one is ripped out. The slim new bed for the electric drive saves space and weight. And again...except from the cable to the throttle and to the two lithium batteries up front, this is all I need to worry about. No tank, no cooling water or exhaust tubes through the hull, no risk of spilling smelly and high
Erlandssons Brygga is one of Sweden's largest and strongest marine equipment distributors. Erlandssons Brygga will, in collaboration with Benns mast manufacturer and the ship yard Lidköpings Båtsnickeri, help our project with competence and guidance when it comes to navigation instruments and safety equipment. We have set the ambition on a high level when it comes to these vital fields – updating the existing instruments for wind, navigation, sea charts etc and completing the