Canadian Manufacturing

Vision Marine Technologies to partner with Linamar Corporation on E-Motion™ outboard motor

Under the terms of the agreement, McLaren Engineering will manufacture and assemble Vision Marine’s E-Motion™ technology.

October 27, 2021  by CM Staff

MONTREAL — On Oct. 26, Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. announced that it executed a Manufacture and Supply Agreement with Linamar Corporation, a manufacturer and developer of engineered products. Under the terms of the agreement, McLaren Engineering, Linamar’s technology and product development team for its advanced mobility segment, will manufacture and assemble Vision Marine’s E-Motion™ technology through testing, parts, tooling development, and designing the union assembly for mass production of Vision Marine’s fully electric outboard motor at Linamar’s facility in Canada.

Acquired by Linamar in 2003, McLaren Engineering is the foundation for Linamar’s technical advancements.

“This agreement with Linamar, via our affiliation with McLaren Engineering, is a seminal event regarding the fully scaled commercialization of our E-Motion™ powertrain technology,” said Alexandre Mongeon, co-founder, and CEO of Vision Marine. “We have proven the diverse capabilities of and demand for our game changing technology, which recently set a new category speed record at the famed Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in August and generated significant industry interest at IBEX in September 2021. We believe our partnership with Linamar/McLaren validates our proprietary powertrain technology, and positions Vision Marine to scale production in order to meet the growing demand from major boating OEMs, which will require our ability to deliver thousands of electric outboards. We are in continuous discussions with numerous manufacturers.”

“We are excited to develop precise manufacturing capability and protocols in order to scale mass production of Vision Marine’s groundbreaking E-Motion™ fully electric outboard. We consider Vision Marine to be a leader in electrifying global waterways and transitioning boating propulsion to a safe and clean EV industry,” stated Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz.

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Mark Stoddart, CTO of Linamar, added, “This agreement with Vision Marine represents a unique opportunity for McLaren Engineering to lend its honed expertise to aid in the design, development, integration, manufacture and testing of Vision Marine’s proprietary maritime electric powertrain system for OEMs. We are happy to be working with Vision Marine’s team to scale production.”