Why ZeroJet wants to electrify small boat motors

This week on Business is Boring, Bex Rempel tells Simon Pound about the need to replace petrol motors on boats.


Did you know that an hour out on a little dinghy with a petrol powered outboard motor is as damaging to the environment as having 38 new cars running the same time? This is the fact that led New Zealand business ZeroJet to change tack and use their tech to try and replace some of the hundreds of thousands of petrol powered motors on small craft. 


Even if they only fit 10,000 of their electric motors, it would have the same impact as removing 1.5 million cars from the road. The company’s co-founder and CEO Bex Rempel joined Business is Boring to talk about the environmental impact, being better to our oceans and what they plan to do next.


Business is Boring is presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation.


 

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