It is not unusual for a success story to start in a garage. This is ours.

A plot of land on Lake Starnberg. A wooden boat.
An electric outboard.

There are significant restrictions on operating combustion engines on Lake Starnberg. This led Gardena managers Dr Christoph Ballin and Dr Friedrich Böbel to looking into the question of electric boat propulsion. Instead of finding high-tech products and drive systems produced on an industrial scale, they discovered a market opportunity.

When they founded Torqeedo, concepts such as clean tech and electromobility had not yet been coined. But it was already obvious back in 2004 that electric motors would become increasingly important in the future due to global population growth, the growth of the middle classes around the world, limited oil reserves and efforts to limit global warming.

And since a good idea is also an obligation – the lack of competitive products on the one hand and the future significance of electric propulsion systems on the other gave rise to Torqeedo.

Torqeedo Deep Blue
Torqeedo Deep Blue
Torqeedo Deep Blue

We were once pioneers.
Today we are market leaders

As pioneers in the field of water-based electromobility, we have set many standards since founding Torqeedo, reinforcing the lead of our motors over all other solutions available on the market.

Superior technology and revolutionary benefits are what we set out to achieve. And every product that Torqeedo brings to market meets both these criteria. All our drive systems operate at record levels with regard to overall efficiency, the most important measure of electric propulsion, as it determines potential power and range for a limited battery supply.

Torqeedo offers outboards and inboards, electric motors and hybrid drive systems ranging from 1 to 80 hp. There are also all sorts of functional and innovative accessories – from lithium batteries and solar charging equipment to smartphone apps.

Torqeedo locations
Torqeedo locations
Torqeedo locations

Sustainability unites people around the world

The desire to safeguard nature for future generations is the same all over the world – it is encountered in industrial nations and in emerging economies, in east and west and in all social strata. The interest in environmentally friendly solutions is also correspondingly high.

We offer such solutions for water-based propulsion systems, combined with advice, delivery and service. In over 50 countries on 5 continents.