Mercury Marine seeks to expand boating access with smart battery technology. Introducing the Avator 7.5e electric outboard, meant to create ease of use and connectivity.
Mercury officially introduced the Mercury Avator 7.5e electric outboard. The announcement occurred at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Avator is Mercury’s next step forward in marine innovation. The 7.5e model is the first in a series of electric outboard products. These products will debut in 2023. This is all part of Mercury’s advances on a commitment to be the leader in electrified propulsion. Mercury also plans to display concepts for its Avator 20e and 35e outboards. These will be on market later in 2023.
The Avator 7.5e outboard generates 750W of power at the prop shaft. It produces similar speed and acceleration as a Mercury 3.5hp Four Stroke outboard. The offer of a tiller or remote steering comes with the outboard. Avator is ideal for powering many small boats. This includes tenders, jon boats, inflatables and even kayaks.
Ease of Use
The Avator 7.5e electric outboard delivers clean and quiet power. Tons of innovative features make it simple for boaters to enjoy the water with this outboard. It contains swappable batteries, a quick-connect mounting system and intuitive controls. These qualities make setup and operation easy. A vivid full-color display tracks battery level and range. This allows boaters to explore the water with confidence.
Batteries and Chargers
The Avator offers high-efficiency design and an advanced lithium-ion battery system. Because of these features, the 7.5e electric outboard optimizes range. The 1kWh lithium-ion battery stems from partnership with the battery experts at Mastervolt. The battery is only for marine duty. It is a safe, reliable 48V power source that’s been drop-tested and IP67 rated for water resistance. Smart chargers track voltage and current to deliver a safe, effective charge. It can shut down to protect the battery if there is an issue. An intelligent digital display also tracks current power status and estimated runtime.
Motor and Performance
Industry-first transverse flux motor technology delivers reliable, quiet power. The motor generates high torque with little effort. It maximizes battery life and range. This is all while achieving more acceleration and performance than similar competitive products.
Commitment to Sustainability
The Avator program continues Mercury’s commitment to redefine marine propulsion. The company seeks to leave a positive impact on the environment. Avator outboards make boating with no exhaust fumes and zero direct emissions possible. Each electric outboard is also crafted with components that are recyclable or reusable. Calm, quiet and smooth, the Avator 7.5e outboard helps boaters to immerse themselves in nature.
The 7.5e outboard is Mercury’s first propulsion system that is compatible with the Mercury Marine app. The app is available for iOS and Android devices. Boaters can access the app for free to enjoy basic functionality. This includes a library of tutorials and the ability to connect with a preferred dealer. Adding a Mercury Smart Craft Connect module to the outboard unlocks advanced features. This includes a GPS map for planning trips and visualized range estimates. The app can also track speed, battery level, outboard hours and system notifications. It provides the most performance data available for any electric outboard.
Mercury Marine President & VP of product development
“We are excited to formally introduce the Avator 7.5e electric outboard to the world, As the innovation leader in the marine industry, both in internal combustion products and now electric propulsion, we have the resources and knowledge to make boating more accessible to more people, while building on our commitment to sustainability. The Avator program is helping us do this in new and exciting ways.”Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president
“The Avator 7.5e is much more than just an outboard, “We created an entire propulsion system, fully integrated from the advanced controls, props and digital gauges to an all-new mobile app. Every aspect was designed with the same attention to quality, durability and reliability as all Mercury products. We’re confident the Avator 7.5e outboard will deliver a superior boating experience for boaters interested in powering small vessels with electric propulsion.”Tim Reid, Mercury Marine vice president of product development and engineering
Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales is a certified dealer and installer for Mercury and Mercury Mercruiser Engines.