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EPropulsion Electric Outboard Vs MinnKota Trolling Motor

March 12, 2023 5 min read


Electric outboard motors are becoming more popular every year. They are cleaner, more efficient, and quieter than traditional gas motors. These are just some benefits of electric motors that make them an attractive alternative to conventional boat motors.

EPropulsion Electric Outboard and MinnKota Trolling Motor are two of the premier marine engines available today. However, there are distinct differences in how they operate and the advantages they provide. The  EPropulsionElectric Outboard is renowned for its whisper-quiet operation and responsive power delivery. On the other hand, the MinnKota Trolling Motor provides a more powerful and reliable thrust, yet without sacrificing maneuverability. This makes it ideal for anglers, who require a more precise and controlled movement to get their bait in just the right spot.

Product features: - EPropulsion Electric Outboard: Whisper-quiet operation and responsive power delivery- MinnKota Trolling Motor: Powerful and reliable thrust, without sacrificing maneuverability- Both: Superior performance and reliability Both Precise and controlled movement.

Comparing Electric Outboard Motors (EPropulsion  Vs MinnKota Trolling Motor):

 A MinnKota trolling motor is a foot pedal-operated device used on a boat or other watercraft to propel it through the water. Freshwater & Saltwater MinnKota motors are designed to propel boats and other watercraft efficiently.

The MinnKota Trolling Motor produces a powerful, linear output thrust through a high-speed gear reduction which is actuated by the significant force of your foot. The power obtained from your foot operates the gear reduction, which provides a linear hydrostatic thrust that propels the boat or other watercraft by pulling it along. Batteries are expensive, maintenance-intensive, and in some cases, illegal. The ePropulsion is an alternative propulsion system to traditional battery-powered trolling motors. This provides compelling reasons for choosing the ePropulsion rather than the MinnKota.

What is EPropulsion?

EPropulsion is leading the innovation of electric outboard motors. Our motors are designed to be more efficient, cleaner, and quieter than traditional gas and gasoline outboard motors. The electric motor offers great advantages over gas-powered motors, making it an attractive option for boating enthusiasts. They are clean and quiet, making it a pleasure to operate in waters where noisiness is usually an issue.

The electric motor also uses an advanced lithium-ion battery, making it lighter than any other type of fuel-dependent power source. It also has a longer life than other batteries. The electric engine is also efficient as it can be used to power motors that have a high thrust. The battery can be charged quickly and, if fully charged, can provide many hours of long service. EPropulsion has added a new versatility to the market with its outboard motors. The company is now offering a wide range of outboard motors suitable for boats and other watercraft powered by propellers. Here we'll discuss the differences between an electric outboard and a trolling motor and help you make the right choice.

Primary Power Vs. Auxiliary Power

Trolling motors are designed to be auxiliary power for boats and other watercraft with conventional gas-powered engines. They often help a boat or other watercraft maintain its position, especially in salt or brackish waters. They are also designed to help to manoeuver and maneuver a boat or vessel in confined spaces such as canals or channels.

An outboard motor is designed to be the primary source of propulsion for boats and other watercraft. They are often used to power a boat when the engine cannot run for extended periods, which is for relatively short trips. Experienced boaters can also use them in extreme circumstances, such as in rougher or shallow waters, where gas-powered outboard motors may not reach places. The engine typically supplies electrical power directly to the battery or other primary batteries of the boat; and is often connected to a second battery by a switch. Auxiliary power is usually obtained from an independent source like a generator. This source can supply electricity for equipment such as lights, bilge pumps, autopilot, navigation equipment, etc.

  Lithium Battery Vs. Lead Acid Battery

Both trolling motors and outboard motors use an electric engine. The trolling motors are powered by batteries commonly referred to as lead acid batteries. The batteries were designed to fit into the confined space of gas-powered boats and power them with much-needed propulsion when the engines can no longer run efficiently, usually in extremely warm or cold weather. The batteries provide a powerful push for a short duration before needing to be recharged or replaced.


Trolling motors feature a readability meter that tells you how much battery power you need before recharging. The readability meter can also gauge how long you can use the trolling motor before running out of juice. The green light indicates a full battery, while the yellow light indicates that you need to recharge the battery soon, and when the light becomes red, the battery must be restored immediately.

Many boaters have been convinced that a battery-powered trolling motor is the best choice for powering their propeller while on the water. After all, that is the trend, and batteries are everywhere. The ePropulsion Power System is a revolutionary propulsion system that provides the same functionality as a battery-powered trolling motor without the costly upkeep of regularly replacing batteries (that could be illegal in some areas).

An electric outboard motor also as a readability meter, which lets you know how much battery power there is before recharging. The readability meter can also gauge how long you can use the motor before running out of juice. The red light indicates that the battery needs to be recharged immediately, while the green light means it is charged and ready for use.


The number of thrusts, the RPM, and the battery capacity determines the speed at which a trolling motor can propel your boat. Trolling motors have a variable thrust or speed feature, making them easier to use in different water conditions. The variable speed option lets you choose the right amount of thrust needed for an efficient operation, even in light or heavy currents.

In comparison, outboard motors can also have a variable speed option. The variable speed option allows the operator to adjust the RPM of the motor to manage engine performance, usually to maintain its speed in light currents or heavy currents.


The trolling motor is less likely to be considered dangerous than a gas-powered outboard motor. The gas engine tends to explode when its fuel is not used properly, resulting in injuries or even death if used inappropriately. Trolling motors are designed for safe use and manufactured with safety in mind. Any motors can be dangerous if used inappropriately. Electric outboards are even less likely to explode than their gas-powered counterparts. They can be used on more boats safely and are considered safe to use by inexperienced boaters as well.

 Electric outboard motors have a longer lifespan than gas engines. The electric outboard engine comprises all metal components, unlike the gas engine, which consists of a metal combustion box with plastic parts. Gas power leaks from the metal combustion box and enters the electrical system, threatening boat occupants and others.

As long as you are using the engine following manufacturer recommendations, both types of machines are relatively safe to use. If you intend to use the engine in extreme conditions, opting for an electric motor for its efficiency and safety is advisable.