Mercury Avator Electric Motor

Inspired Innovation

Mercury Marine has announced its Avator™ electric outboard concept, representing Mercury’s next step in marine innovation, advanced technology, and engineering. The electric outboard concept will be formally released later in 2022 and 2023.

Avator creates a new boating experience for Mercury’s global customers combining an investment in electrification with more than 80 years of expertise in the marine industry. Leveraging Mercury's leadership and reputation for hydrodynamics, corrosion resistance, reliability, and industrial design, the Avator concept will deliver a superior user experience for a wide range of vessels and activities. A new way to Go Boldly.

Learn more about the Mercury Avator concept and our vision for electrification at


Mercury Avator 7.5e

Electric Outboard

The Mercury® Avator™ 7.5e electric outboard delivers clean, quiet power in a portable package that’s as simple to use as it is fun to drive. Quick-connect batteries and intuitive controls make setup and operation a breeze. And with advanced displays and other technologies that monitor your battery level and range, you can explore the water with confidence. Just grab the controls and point the bow toward adventure. Avator makes getting there effortless.

Innovation is our legacy. Sustainability is our commitment. Across all our product lines, we’re working to redefine marine propulsion in ways that leave a positive impact on the environment. Electrification is one more step in our journey.

Zero Direct Emissions
Avator outboards transform the boating experience by making boating possible with no exhaust fumes and zero direct emissions.

Managing Our Impact
Each Avator outboard is crafted with many components that are recyclable or reusable. So you can have fun today knowing you’re making a positive impact for tomorrow.

Exceptionally Smooth and Quiet
Experience boating how it should be – calm, quiet and smooth. It’s outboard technology that leaves you fully immersed in the natural world around you.

Advanced Digital Displays
Monitor and control your Avator propulsion system from a vivid full-color display, optimized for readability in all light conditions. Your display shares speed, battery level, time and distance to “empty,” power output, and alerts. Everything you need to know to get the most from any journey. Intuitive Digitalsteuerungen Der Avator 7.5e Elektro-Außenborder ist entweder mit Steuerpinne oder mit der innovativen‚ Digital Power & Shift‘-Steuerung erhältlich und eignet sich für eine breite Palette von kleinen Booten.

Integrated Safety Features
Motor Cutoff Safety Lanyard (all models) •Key Switch (remote controls only) •Neutral Lock (remote controls only)

Fortschrittliche Steuerpinne
Die einstellbare Steuerpinne für die beidhändige Nutzung wurde speziell entwickelt, damit jeder souverän das Ruder übernehmen kann. Sie lässt sich sogar zusammenklappen und in einen praktischen Tragegriff verwandeln. •Einstellung ohne Werkzeug für komfortable Steuerung •Vier Hochkant- und drei seitliche Stellungen •Beidseitig verwendbarer „Vorwärts-Rückwärts“-Griff

Advanced Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
Drop it in, close and go. The Avator 1kWh lithium-ion battery has no cables to connect. It slides right into place under the flip-up top cowl. Need to go even farther? No problem. The battery is easily interchangeable. You can bring along an available spare that swaps into place in seconds to keep you underway.

20e & 35e

Mercury Avator 20e & 35e

Electric Outboard

The 20e and 35e feature many of the same innovative features as the 7.5e, including industry-first transverse flux motor technology, a vivid full-color intuitive display and an ambidextrous tiller handle. The new models offer more power and the ability to connect multiple Avator batteries to extend range and run time, plus full access to the Mercury Marine app with the integrated SmartCraft® Connect module.

The Avator 20e and 35e outboards generate 2200W and 3700W of power, respectively, at the propeller shaft. The 20e can produce similar acceleration as a 5hp FourStroke outboard, while the 35e generates acceleration that is comparable to a Mercury 9.9hp FourStroke outboard. Offered with tiller or remote steering, both are ideal for powering small vessels, including aluminum fishing boats, micro skiffs, rigid inflatables, tenders, and small pontoons.

“Avator outboards are intelligent, electric propulsion systems engineered to deliver a superior boating experience with flexibility to easily extend range and runtime,” said Tim Reid, Mercury Marine vice president of product development and engineering. “Up to four of Mercury’s new 2300Wh batteries can be connected and managed through our exclusive Power Center which safely merges power, enables communication between the batteries and outboard, and allows single point charging.”

The 20e and 35e outboards will be available for order starting Aug. 29, 2023.

Batteries and Chargers
The Avator 20e and 35e 2300Wh lithium-ion battery was developed in partnership with the Navico Group’s Mastervolt brand and engineered exclusively for marine applications. It's a safe, reliable power source that's been drop-tested and IP67 rated for water resistance.

Boaters can choose to connect directly to one 2300Wh battery for peak simplicity and portability or extend their range and runtime by adding an Avator Power Center and connecting up to four batteries. The Power Center serves as a central hub for power cable connections, allowing for a clean and organized boat installation. Power cable connections to the battery are fast and easy with the toolless, twist-lock connector.

Avator smart chargers constantly monitor voltage and current to deliver a safe, effective charge and can shut down to protect the battery if there is an issue. The 230W Avator charger can recharge a fully depleted 2300Wh battery in approximately 10 hours. A higher speed 520W charger is available and can cut the charge time by more than 50%.

Motor and Performance
Avator’s industry-first transverse flux motor technology delivers reliable, quiet power. The Avator 35e electric outboard is 63% quieter than a 6hp four-stroke outboard at full throttle. The motor generates high torque with little effort, maximizing battery life and range while contributing to faster acceleration and more efficient overall performance than similar competitive products.

Avator props are crafted of a high-strength, impact-resistant composite material. Their three-blade design maximizes thrust for peak battery life with minimal noise.

Remote Controls
Avator digital controls deliver instant throttle response with zero hesitation and keep boaters connected with the outboard for easy, safe driving. There are three remote throttle controls designed to fit the helm styles popular on small boats.

Connected Devices
A Mercury SmartCraft® Connect module comes pre-installed on Avator 20e and 35e models, allowing boaters to wirelessly connect the outboard to the Mercury Marine app via mobile device. The app displays a range of performance data points, along with a GPS map with visualized range estimates for planning trips.

Commitment to Sustainability
The Avator program continues Mercury’s commitment across all product lines to redefine marine propulsion in ways that leave a positive impact on the environment. Avator outboards transform the boating experience by making boating possible with no exhaust fumes and zero direct emissions. Each electric outboard is also crafted with many components that are recyclable or reusable.

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