Elco News


November 9th, 2014

Q&A with Elco Motor Yachts CEO Steve Lamando

From Trade Only: Posted on October 27th, 2014, Written by Richard Armstrong Elco introduced its first electric outboard this year, available in 5- and 7-hp equivalents, and a 25-hp model is planned for 2015. Electric hybrid technology has become commonplace in the auto industry — each of the major manufacturers builds one. Toyota, with its…
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November 4th, 2014

Shock and Awesome – Beneteau Goes Hybrid

Hybrid technology is seemingly everywhere in the automotive world these days. And not just in small cars, but also in heavy trucks, buses, and sport utility vehicles. But what about the boating world; is this a technology that has any place in a boat? Well the answer is “sort of,” and not for the reasons you…
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November 4th, 2014


Elco Motor Yachts displays hybrid propulsion system at IBEX TAMPA, Fla. — Alternative power systems have been one of the leading innovations in the marine industry in the last few years, with motors being powered by electricity, propane and even natural gas. “It’s an elegant, clean propulsion solution and many people in the industry are speaking…
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October 30th, 2014

Scout.com – Takes a Ride in an Electric Boat

  by Patrick Carone Elco Motor Yachts is on the cutting edge of electric and hybrid boating. After all, why should cars have all the non-gasoline-fueled fun? Gearheads the world over love nothing more than talking about Tesla. Yes, the electric car company founded by Elon Musk has revolutionized the way folks think about non-gasoline-powered automobiles….
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October 26th, 2014

Electrified: Old tug gets new life with electric power

WorkBoat Magazine by Michael Crowley – October 2014 It’s not uncommon to repower older boats, especially those built 86 years ago. But replacing an older diesel motor with brand new electric motors — electric motors powered by batteries? That may be about as uncommon as it gets, at least at the moment. But this is the…
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August 31st, 2014

Mother Nature Network

Forget electric cars; it’s time for electric boats! Lightweight, inexpensive battery packs are making electric propulsion practical, for everything from yachts and launches to pontoon boats. (Planes, too, but that’s another story.) LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — Who says it’s only cars that are going to be electric powered? Access to today’s highly efficient lithium-ion batteries…
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August 19th, 2014

Green Car Reports on Elco Electric!

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE Electric-boat renaissance Today, with the cost of lithium-ion batteries falling steadily and marine enthusiasts slowly starting to understand the benefits of electric propulsion, several manufacturers of boats and powertrains see opportunity in boats using electric motors to turn their propellers. A report issued last year by IDtechEx, Electric Boats, Small Submarines…
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June 28th, 2014

Elco Nominated for three Marine Awards

Elco Motor Yachts is committed to raising awareness of the multiple benefits of electric propulsion in the marine industry, and the company is now bringing its technology leadership to the global marketplace. Elco is participating in the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam from June 24 – 26, 2014. The event will showcase…
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June 18th, 2014

Elco powers first all-electric workboat in Erie Canal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Press Office June 17, 2014 Albany, NY (June 17, 2014) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of an all-electric dredge tender work boat on the Erie Canal in the Utica area. The project is the result of a partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority…
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electric and hybrid mag

June 17th, 2014

Electric & Hybrid Magazine

Shades of green by Anthony Popiel The green technology movement is receiving widespread attention, and interest in electrically powered systems is steadily gaining traction in the boating industry. However, picking the right power train configuration can be a tricky task. As fuel costs, maintenance coasts and environmental impact concerns continue to rise, owners of recreational…
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