Revolutionizing power on water: DEUTZ presents all-electric drives for boats at the Green Solution customer event in Amsterdam

T. Smallridge

Revolutionizing power on water - Torqeedo

Revolutionizing power on water - Torqeedo

Revolutionizing power on water - Torqeedo

Gilching, Germany (May 28th, 2019) – DEUTZ, the specialist in innovative drive technologies, held its Green Solution customer event on Koningsdag, a national holiday in the Netherlands on April 27, 2019. During the event, the company presented two electric boats equipped with high-performance Deep Blue systems manufactured by DEUTZ subsidiary Torqeedo. In addition to parades, festivals and concerts throughout the country, boat trips on Amsterdam’s canals are another typical feature of Koningsdag. DEUTZ organized the customer event in collaboration with its Dutch DEUTZ/Torqeedo distribution partner DPS Power.

Frank van Laar, Sales Director DPS Power Group, Netherlands: „Torqeedo boat drives are ideally suited for passenger ships for the usage in big cities like Amsterdam. The DPS Power Group as part of the DEUTZ sales and service network in the Netherlands is proud to offer Torqeedo systems from now on.”

“The DEUTZ event’s objective was to showcase our expertise in the field of electric drives and to present electrically powered boats to a wide audience on Koningsdag, including local authorities, operators and customers – all under the banner ‘REVOLUTIONIZING POWER with Green Solutions’,” says Dr. Christoph Ballin, CEO and Co-Founder Torqeedo.

DEUTZ is pursuing a strategy for carbon-neutral and zero-emission mobility in response to customer demand for innovative drive systems. Major cities around the world, such as London, Shanghai and even Amsterdam, need to implement low-emission solutions for urban traffic as soon as possible. Torqeedo drives are all-electric and therefore entirely emission-free.

“DEUTZ has an extensive portfolio of innovative drives. No matter what amount of power our customers need, DEUTZ has the solution to match. In addition to our high-performance drive systems for mobile machinery, we are also aiming to boost B2B sales of Torqeedo boat drives. The event in Amsterdam was a first, and highly successful, step,” Dr. Matthias Szupories, Senior Vice President, Western & Sourthern Europe, Middle East & Africa, DEUTZ AG adds.

About Torqeedo

Torqeedo is the market leader for electric mobility on the water. Founded in 2005 in Starnberg, the company develops and manufactures electric and hybrid drives from 0.5 to 100 kW for commercial applications and recreational use. Torqeedo products are characterized by an uncompromising high-tech focus, maximum efficiency and complete system integration. Torqeedo is part of the DEUTZ Group, one of the world's leading independent suppliers of diesel and natural gas engines.  ›


DEUTZ AG, a publicly traded company headquartered in Cologne, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative drive systems. Its core competences are the development, production, distribution and servicing of diesel, gas and electric engines for professional applications. It offers a broad range of engines delivering up to 620 kW that are used in construction equipment, agricultural machinery, material handling equipment, stationary equipment, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and other applications. DEUTZ has around 4,700 employees worldwide, over 800 sales, and service partners in more than 130 countries, and in 2018 generated revenue of €1,778.8 million.  ›

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