PERFORMANCE MEETS SUSTAINABILITY
Early Flux Marine Prototype travels on Lake Carnegie (Princeton, NJ) at 45 knots, nearly setting an electric marine-craft speed record for its power class
Increased performance and peace of mind in an innovative, sustainable package.
There are 150 million gallons of unburned gasoline released by pleasure-craft in the United States annually. In comparison, boating is far more pollutive than automotive travel. Operating a family sized gas boat for one hour releases the equivalent pollution of driving a car for 800 miles. Conversely, Flux Marine has set out to design and manufacture zero emissions electric boat motors with increased performance parameters compared to industry standards. Our ground-up design utilizes all the advantages of electric power, eliminating common failure points of existing gas engines.
The mainstream adoption of electric outboard motors poses a broader societal impact beyond the pure commercial opportunity of revolutionizing the marine industry. Unlike the automotive industry, the marine industry is not as strictly regulated and consequently lags behind in emission regulation. Because of this, the environmental impacts of combustion engines in sensitive aquatic ecosystems are significant, and combustion engines have caused thousands of carbon monoxide poisonings to recreational boaters over the last decade.
Aside from releasing carbon dioxide and monoxide into the atmosphere, outboard motors have a variety of harmful impacts on their operating environments. Gas outboards release unburned gas and oil into the water along with nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are known to be carcinogenic and mutagenic. Additionally, sulfur dioxides and nitrogen oxides released are responsible for the formation of acid rain, which is extremely harmful to lakes and rivers. Acid rain makes waters acidic and causes them to absorb materials such as aluminum that make their way from soil into lakes and streams. This combination makes waters toxic to fish and other aquatic animals. In addition, the surrounding plants can become more vulnerable to cold weather and disease. Electrifying marine vessels would reduce and eventually eliminate these pollutants, improving water quality and conserving our resources.
Both two-stroke and four-stroke engines, emit unburned oil and release hydrocarbons that are conducive to ozone layer depletion, global warming, and damaging our ecosystems. Mainstream adoption of our electric marine propulsion systems would eliminate direct air and water pollution caused by recreational boating entirely. Individual boaters would also not have to worry about the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning thanks to the zero emissions benefit of electric.
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