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POD Drive Series

Your premium electric boating experience
Popular with sailboats and small watercrafts

Electric POD Drives 1-6kW 3-9.9HP**

HydrogenerationLow Maintenance Direct-Drive

ePropulsion's POD Drives are direct-drive, low-maintenance electric motors ideal for sailboats and small crafts. Designed to be space-efficient, they help maximise your cabin area while ensuring a noise-free onboard experience. Filling a market gap for sub-10HP** diesel saildrives, our POD Drives offer a compelling alternative to traditional outboard motors.

Pod Drive 1.0 Evo
1kW / 3HP**
Pod Drive 3.0 Evo
3kW / 6HP**
Pod Drive 6.0 Evo
6kW / 9.9HP**

Electric drive for larger boats

ePropulsion's POD Drives are elevating the standard for electric inboard motors in the boating world. Exceptionally lightweight and maintenance-free, these motors are perfect for sailing yachts, as well as motor and powerboats.

They offer a silent, vibration-free operation, significantly freeing up cabin space, and are remarkably dependable. Eliminating the need for a fuel tank, exhaust, or cooling system, the accompanying batteries are much smaller than a typical diesel engine.

Key Features:

  • Space-efficient design
  • Whisper-quiet operation with zero vibrations
  • Hydrogeneration capabilities for recharging while sailing
  • Zero maintenance required
  • Eco-friendly with no onboard fuel storage


Easy to Install


Minimum Maintenance

Digital Operation

Multiple choices for control and display units for the POD Series.
  1. Digital Display
    Offers real-time monitoring of the power, remaining runtime, battery level, voltage, etc.
  2. Electric Start
    Press the button and you’re ready to go. Saves your trouble pulling the cord to start.
  3. Magnetic Kill Switch
    Works as an emergency stop key for ePropulsion electric outboards. Keeps you safe on the boat.
  4. Smooth Throttle Changing
    Designed with excellent throttle response and clear throttle hand feel.
  5. Adjustable Max Power Output
    Customize the max throttle power to make the motor kid-friendly or suitable for rental boats.
  1. Safety Wristband

    Easy-to-use and additional safety.

    • Man overboard protection
    • Wireless connection
    • Waterproof IP67
    • Max connection up to 8 wristbands per motor

    Safety wristband works with the Evo Top Mount control only, not compatible with Evo side mount control or Evo dual control.

E-Series Lithium Battery

We highly recommend opting for ePropulsion's original 48V E-Series lithium iron phosphate battery to perfectly complement your POD Drive motor.

Competitive pricing

Unit price is as low as £0.46 per watt-hour.

High energy density

70% less weight and space than standard lead-acid batteries.

Longer life cycles

Boasting an impressive 3,000 cycles at 80% Depth of Discharge (DOD).

Made for ePropulsion Motors

The batteries share data with our motors, optimising performance and efficiency.

Hydrogeneration Empowers Sailors

All POD Drive Evo models come equipped with a hydrogeneration function, enabling you to harness electricity directly from both wind and water. As a leader in the field, ePropulsion continues to pioneer groundbreaking innovations in electric outboard motor technology.
  • Pod Drive 1.0, 3.0 and 6.0 Evo can drive the propeller to charge the battery through water flow when certain conditions are met (please refer to the user manual in the download center for the required conditions).


POD Drive Series
POD 1.0 Evo POD 3.0 Evo POD 6.0 Evo
Input Power1 kW3 kW6 kW
Equivalent Power3 HP**6 HP**9.9 HP**
Input Voltage39 V – 60 V39 V – 60 V39 V – 60 V
Recommended BatteryePropulsion E-Series BatteryePropulsion E-Series BatteryePropulsion E-Series Battery
Weight6.2 kg / 13.7 lbs15.3 kg / 33.7 lbs31kg / 68.3lbs
Propeller11″ × 5.8″ 2-blade composite propeller10.2″ × 6.7″ 2-blade composite propeller12.6″ × 8.7″ 3-blade aluminum propeller
MotorBrushless DC motorBrushless DC motorBrushless DC motor
Direct DriveYesYesYes

** Any reference to horsepower (HP) for electric motors is a theoretical equivalent based on thrust and performance characteristics, and not a direct measure of power. This comparison is intended for illustrative purposes only and may not reflect exact power equivalency.

Where to buy?

Please use our Dealer Locator to find your nearest stockist of the ePropulsion range.