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Raymarine Collaborates with ePropulsion

Raymarine Collaborates with ePropulsion: Industry-First Integration of Electric Motors with Axiom Chartplotters

10 June 2024

Fareham, UK – Raymarine, a global leader in high-performance marine electronics for recreational boating, marine first responders, and law enforcement markets, has announced an exciting collaboration with ePropulsion, the global leader in marine electric propulsion systems and services. This groundbreaking partnership enables boaters to display engine data from their ePropulsion electric motors directly on Raymarine's Axiom displays, eliminating the need for additional gateways or interface boxes.

ePropulsion is the pioneering electric engine manufacturer to adopt the new NMEA 2000 standards for electric engines, and Raymarine’s recently released LightHouse 4.6 operating system for Axiom chartplotters is the first to support electric motor PGN messages. This seamless integration allows boaters to monitor data and status updates directly on Axiom’s engine dashboard application. The Axiom engine dashboard provides real-time information on the ePropulsion motor's battery level, speed, gear, and estimated range. Additionally, a dynamic range ring overlays on the chartplotter display, simplifying the visualisation of current cruising range and optimising energy consumption. This new functionality is available on ePropulsion X-Series outboards and I-Series inboard motors on compatible Raymarine Axiom displays.

"It’s always been important for us to provide users with all the information they may need to make their on-the-water experience as smooth as possible," said Grégoire Outters, General Manager at Raymarine. "It has been incredible working alongside one of the most innovative electric engine manufacturers to bring industry-first functionality to a previously under-represented class of boater. We’re confident that those who’ve adopted electric propulsion will appreciate the forward thinking of ePropulsion and Raymarine."

"We have worked hard to lead the industry in making electric propulsion more accessible," said Danny Tao, Co-founder and CEO, ePropulsion. "The engineering team at Raymarine have been so supportive in incorporating the vital data from our engines to give both of our customers a seamless and intuitive engine data display. We are very proud to work with Raymarine in this effort, and we know that the results will speak for themselves."

For more information about Raymarine Axiom, visit Raymarine's website