December 2, 2020 Product of the month December 2020: the E-Line Corporate Product of the month December 2020 E-line – the only electric propulsion solution with “active motor braking” VETUS has reentered the electric boating market with the launch of a unique solution for both the new build as the refit sector. During the development of the E-Line, the sailing experience of the electric motor is designed in such a way that it is as close as possible to that of sailing with an internal combustion engine – but of course without the emissions and noise. Control the boat like you’re used to, with only the sound of the water The E-Line motor accelerates more powerful and faster than a diesel engine. In addition, gearbox and clutch are not required for the electric propulsion system. This means that when reversing the propeller, the complete high speed electric motor has to immediately come to a full stop and then rotate in the opposite direction. To enable a quick reverse power manoeuvre like with a clutch, Active Electric Braking VETUS has developed Active Electronic Braking for the E-Line motor. The high torque of the electric motor is used to change the direction of rotation quickly and actively. With Active Electronic Braking, it is possible to stop the boat within one boat length if necessary. Full control, a familiar way of sailing, with the advantages of the electric motor with high starting torque. Active Motor Braking: No Delay, Direct Movement and Total Control! Battery Protection function The Battery Protection function of the VETUS electric propulsion motor also ensures that the battery pack is not unnecessarily damaged, and the service life cycle of the batteries is guarded for the present and future boating seasons. Draining a battery pack below the specified minimal voltage will damage the batteries and reduce the life span. To prevent this the Motor Controller of the VETUS e-drives actively monitors the battery pack state of charge by verifying voltage and current draw. Boosted Battery Charge function Another unique feature of the VETUS e-drive motors is the patented Boosted Battery Charge function. Using the Boosted Battery Charge function a 24 volt charger can be used to charge up the required 48 volt battery pack for propulsion. This is an economic advantage as the 24 volt battery charger is more common. Plus this allows the boat builder an easy way to provide a low voltage 24 V electric board network.