The EP Hybrid Electric Parallel System consists of both our patented motor and standard components, coupled with a combustion motor. Silently cruise or flip the switch and use the combustion motor, all while simultaneously re-charging the batteries. This system is perfect for all boats up to 85’ looking to take advantage of environmentally friendly propulsion.
The Elco EP Motor is pure torque, unlike a diesel that uses belts, pulleys, and many other moving parts. The diesel motors moving parts create losses in torque and on average, only 40%-60% of the power created is actually used to propel your vessel. –Further, the motor only reaches full torque at one particular point in the torque curve.
An Elco EP Motor contains only one moving part and provides full torque throughout most of the torque curve. The EP motor provides full torque at 1RPM, all while operating in complete silence.
Elco Electric & Diesel Torque Curve