Back in July, we brought you some preliminary photos of the new Hobie eVolve Electric Drive. Here's a little refresher:
We're happy to announce that the eVolve Electric Drive is here! As you can see from the photos, it can be added to almost any Hobie kayak, either fitting into the MirageDrive pedal well or onto any Hobie Twist-n-Stow rudder - both mounts are included. For users with the Hobie MirageDrive peddle system, this means extra flexibility: drop the eVolve into your MirageDrive slot or place it in the rudder position and use it with the peddle system for extra range and power.
So, what else does the eVolve include? Glad you asked!
A 230wh Lithium-Manganese battery (8Ah at 28.8V) is the heart that pumps the power to Torqeedo's Ultra light 402 motor. At only 6.6 pounds, this battery case has a built-in GPS (for speed calculations) and is completely watertight…it actually floats! At a full charge, this battery will continue to perform for up to 8 hours (based on 2 MPH cruising speed).
The remote throttle allows you to mount your controls conveniently near your seating position using a RAM® mounting system (provided with kit). The easy to understand readout gives you all of the critical information you need to know to get you to and from your destination. The throttle pad is also equipped with a magnetic key pad for a safety key in the event you are separated from your kayak or to prevent theft.
The installation kit comes with all the parts needed to run all of your wires internally for a clean deck with minimal exposed wire.
Hobie's totally unique connection system allows everything to be completely IP68 watertight when connected.
If you have a Hobie and you're looking for items to add to your Christmas list, the eVolve Electric Drive would make a great addition! Looking for something else..? Maybe a fly fishing kit or some Turbo Fins? Be sure to check out our full line up of Hobie kayak accessories!
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