BY Ryan Swift on 20 Dec 2022

Chinese electric outboard maker ePropulsion continues to enjoy commercial success going into 2023

ePropulsion celebrated its 10th anniversary with the announcement of the expansion of its sales team, new facilities and by moving into new headquarters.

The company officially moved into its new corporate headquarters and factory on December 17, 2022. This new 10,000 m2 facility will increase the company’s production capability to match its growth over the past several years, ePropulsion said in a statement.

ePropulsion’s new headquarters and production facilities in China


“When we launched ePropulsion we had a clear mission to become the global leader in marine electric propulsion systems and services, and to be at the very forefront of the marine industry across the world,” said Danny Tao, CEO of ePropulsion.

In 2022, ePropulsion launched the H-100 and I-Series electric inboard engines and recruited Jasper Cheng as overseas sales director.

ePropulsion’s new i Series of electric outboards

The company continues its partnership with SailGP, the global sailing league and the first climate-positive sports and entertainment event with the goal of accelerating the transition to clean energy.

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ePropulsion provided 11 electric outboard motors for SailGP’s support tenders in season two and three. ePropulsion helped SailGP establish a comprehensive fleet monitoring program. SailGP has reduced its support boat fleet emissions by approximately 10% per event.

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ePropulsion UK won the first MDL Green Innovator Award, presented at the second annual Green Tech Boat Show this year. ePropulsion was also this year’s recipient of the Environmental Pioneer Annual Awards at the Asian Marine & Boating Awards 2022.

ePropulsion was founded at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2012 and has since become a global player in the fast-growing market for all-electric outboard engines. Though all-electric yachting is still a niche market, major yacht builders such as Beneteau are exploring all-electric in part due to restrictions on emissions on some lakes, and in part due to client demand. 

To date, ePropulsion has nearly one hundred patents and is currently applying for another two hundred.