IDTechEx Research: The Challenges Ahead for Electric Leisure Boating
BOSTON, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Torqeedo, the market-leading supplier of electric outboard and inboard drives for leisure boats and small fishing boats, recently surpassed 100,000 electric boat drive sales. It is a milestone which marks steady progress for the industry.
What's remarkable about this achievement is that it has largely been met with little to no financial incentives or regulation on outboard or inland vessel emissions, which are both key drivers for other electric vehicle segments (the limited emissions regulation that does exist is highly local: a handful of lakes in Germany and Amsterdam's central canals).
As a result, growth has been steady, but also slow and is not taking off in the same way as other electric vehicle markets like passenger cars (or even categories within the marine sector, such as offshore support vessels).
Part of the apathy towards restricting boating emissions is down to prioritizing the largest problems first. While emissions per outboard can be over 30 times the emissions per car, the scale of the problem is still much smaller: no more than 500,000 outboards are sold yearly compared with roughly 80 million cars (OICA). Still, allowing boats a free pass on emissions undermines the massive effort from other industries, and ultimately will lead to a more difficult transition down the line.
IDTechEx has just updated its popular report "Electric Leisure & Sea-going Boats and Ships 2021-2040", which highlights some of the key challenges remaining to bring electric leisure boats into the mainstream:
This report also forms a part of the broader electric vehicle and energy storage research at IDTechEx, where we track adoption of electric vehicles, battery trends and demand across more than 100 different mobility sectors, summarised in one master report, "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030: 2nd Edition".
To find out more about this report please visit www.IDTechEx.com/boats or for the full portfolio of electric vehicle research available from IDTechEx visit www.IDTechEx.com/research/EV or to connect with others on this topic, IDTechEx is hosting: Electric Vehicles - Everything is changing, November 18-19 2020, Santa Clara, USA www.ElectricVehiclesUSA.tech.
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