Vision Marine Technologies has partnered with Octillion Power to develop a custom 35 KW high density high voltage battery exclusively for use in the boating market. Under the terms of the deal, Octillion will manufacture a new advanced electric battery system to power Vision’s E-Motion outboard powertrain.
The 60 kWh battery configuration is smaller than that of a typical fuel tank, making it easy to tailor it to virtually any boat.
Octillion has been designing and manufacturing lithium-ion battery systems for electric cars, trucks and buses since 2009. Octillion has delivered nearly 400,000 electric vehicle battery systems to the global market, with more than 4.5 billion kilometers traveled with Octillion’s battery systems.
Vision will have a highly efficient and unique product to use in conjunction with our fully electric E-Motion powertrain. There is currently a two year delay in delivery of performance batteries to the boating industry. The Octillion deal will allow Vision Marine to continue ramping up production and securing the quantities of high density electric battery systems needed in conjunction with the start of sales of our E-Motion outboard powertrains.
âAlexandre Mongeon, co-founder and CEO of Vision Marine
The agreement with Vision Marine symbolizes the maritime industry’s first partnership for Octillion. High density battery systems will more easily accommodate high performance powerboats and pontoons ranging from 18 to 30 feet, with narrow hulls and compartments. Management estimates that 70,000 pontoons are expected to be sold in the United States by 2022 and approximately 380,000 outboard motors.
Vision Marine’s technology is the only EV system certified by the US Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard, and also meets American Boating and Yacht Council safety standards and imported European Union manufacturing standards. Along with superior power and torque, the company’s 180 horsepower (hp) E-Motion fully electric outboard motor is quiet and smoke-free, allowing boaters to protect the environment without sacrificing performance. .
In October 2021, Vision Marine announced a manufacturing and supply agreement with Linamar Corporation’s subsidiary, McLaren Engineering, for the testing, fabrication and assembly of the company’s E-Motion electric powertrain to expand production on a commercial scale.