altTorqeedo, the Swiss based manufacturer of performance marine electric outboard motors has announced another successful installation. Aquabus is a new water taxi and tour service on the Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers in the Ottawa area that operates in the May to October season. Installing Torqeedo 4.0R motors matched with high performance, but ultra low weight Lithium batteries, the new ferries will have the equivalent of an 8 hp gas outboard that provides a steady cruise speed of 6 knots with a maximum of 12 knots.

The ferries are canopied vessels of 30-foot length and can carry up to 12 passengers. The owners wanted as small an environmental as possible and were impressed at Torqeedo’s zero emissions and silent running.

Torqeedo continues to impress with technical excellence, constant innovation and product improvements. They are finding additional applications for their line of electric motors and high output Lithium batteries.