06 June 2024

ePropulsion announces collaboration with Raymarine

Marine industry leaders collaborate for integration of electric motors with Axiom chartplotters

ePropulsion, a global leader and market innovator in marine electric propulsion systems and services, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Raymarine, a global leader in high-performance marine electronics for the recreational boating, marine first responder, and law enforcement markets. This collaboration enables boaters to display engine data from ePropulsion electric motors directly onto Raymarine's Axiom displays without requiring additional gateways or interface boxes.

ePropulsion is the pioneering electric engine manufacturer to adopt the new NMEA 2000 standards for electric engines, and Raymarine’s recently released LightHouse 4.6 operating system for Axiom chartplotters made them the first to support electric motor PGN messages. This seamless integration allows boaters to monitor data and status updates directly on Axiom’s engine dashboard application, such as battery level, speed, gear, and estimated range.

To further enhance user experience, a dynamic range ring overlays on the chartplotter display, making it easy to visualise the current cruising range and enabling optimised energy consumption. This new functionality is available on ePropulsion's innovative X Series outboards and I-Series inboard motors and compatible Raymarine Axiom displays.

“The team has worked hard to lead the industry in making electric propulsion more accessible,” said Danny Tao, Co-founder and CEO, ePropulsion. “The engineering team at Raymarine has been so supportive in incorporating the vital data from our engines to give customers a seamless and intuitive engine data display. We are very proud to work with Raymarine in this effort and know that the results will speak for themselves.”

“It’s always been important for us to provide users with all the information they may need to make their on-the-water experience as smooth as possible,” adds Grégoire Outters, General Manager at Raymarine. “It has been incredible working alongside one of the most innovative electric engine manufacturers to bring industry-first functionality to a previously under-represented class of boater. We’re confident that those who’ve adopted electric propulsion will appreciate the forward thinking of ePropulsion and Raymarine.”