BMW I Torqeedo speeds up the surf with electric mobility. It’s propulsion system for boats enhances the concept of integrated sustainability.
For those of you who yearn for the thrill of speed, here’s good news. BMW, the master of the roads, is all set to make waves. The high-voltage battery developed for i3 now powers electric mobility on water. The BMW Group is supplying lithium-ion batteries from its Dingolfing plant to the German company Torqeedo.
Torqeedo is marine drive system manufacturer. Founded in 2005 in Starnberg, it is a provider of electric and hybrid propulsion systems for motorboats from 1 to 160 HP. It provides systems to sailing yachts and commercial marine applications, such as ferries and water taxis.
The eco drive
BMW i is committed to sustainable innovation. It’s high-voltage batteries will be an integral part of an environment- friendly, cost-effective, silent alternative to conventional boat propulsion systems.
The BMW Group develops and assembles high-voltage batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in-house. The lithium-ion battery created for the BMW i3 comprises eight modules, each containing 12 cells. The connectors, cables, monitoring sensors and heating and cooling system have also been developed specifically for BMW.
The technology offers broad scope for applications beyond the automotive sector. Torqeedo has recognised and utilised this. Another example of BMW’s sustainable efforts is the fact that the batteries can be reused.
With constant developments, BMW is ensuring sustainable innovation with its futureproof technology and integrated approach.