Vision Marine Technologies partners with Octillion Power Systems
by CM Staff
The company's management estimates 70,000 pontoons will be sold in the United States in 2022, and approximately 380,000 outboard motors.
MONTREAL — Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. has partnered with Octillion Power Systems to develop a customized high voltage 35 KW high density battery exclusively for use within the recreational boating market.
The company also stated that under the terms of the agreement, Octillion will manufacture a new electric battery system to power its E-Motion outboard powertrain. The configuration of the battery pack is smaller than that of a typical fuel tank, which should make it easier to custom fit in virtually any boat, according to VM Technologies.
The company also stated that Octillion has been designing and building lithium-ion battery systems for electric cars, trucks and buses since 2009. Octillion has delivered nearly 400,000 electric vehicle battery systems for the global market, with more than 4.5 billion kilometres driven on its battery systems.
“Vision will have a highly efficient and unique product to utilize in conjunction with our E-Motion fully electric powertrain,” said Alexandre Mongeon, co-founder and CEO of Vision Marine in a statement.
“There is currently a two year delivery backlog of performance batteries in the boating industry. The Octillion agreement will allow Vision Marine to continue to scale production and secure the quantities of high density electric battery systems required in conjunction with the commencement of sales of our E-Motion outboard powertrains.”
The company stated that the agreement symbolizes the first ever marine industry partnership for Octillion. The company also stated that the battery systems will fit in powerboats and pontoons ranging from 18 to 30 feet, with narrow hulls and compartments.
The company’s management estimates 70,000 pontoons will be sold in the United States in 2022, and approximately 380,000 outboard motors.
According to Vision Marine, the company’s EV system is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Canadian Coast Guard, and also meets the American Boating and Yacht Council safety standards and the European Union’s imported manufactured standards.
In October 2021, Vision Marine announced a Manufacturing & Supply Agreement with Linamar Corporation’s subsidiary McLaren Engineering for the testing, manufacture, and assembly of the Company’s E-Motion electric powertrain in order to commercially scale production.