Whether you’re augmenting your MirageDrive® or using the Hobie evolve as your primary power source, this quiet and efficient electric motor will dramatically expand your horizons. Maybe there’s a ripping tidal current or a series of fast-flowing eddies that you must negotiate before reaching that pristine shoreline. Maybe it’s a bay that’s always been a little too far to explore. Or maybe it’s just been a long day and your tired muscles could use a break. Either way, the clean, quiet, eVolve system is there for you.
This tidy German-engineered electric motor kit fits any MirageDrive kayak and it comes with two mounting options – one mid-ship, the other stern hung. With the Hobie evolve, you can either maintain steady cruising speeds of two knots (motor only) for hours, or you can open the throttle for short sprints. Best yet, depending on your set-up, you can use the evolve to augment your boat speed while also using your MirageDrive. And thanks to its cockpit-mounted Remote Throttle, you always know how much juice you have left in the system’s 230wh lithium-manganese battery. If you thought the MirageDrive made kayaking sweeter, wait until you try the evolve system. Life only improves with power.
• Total Weight w/MirageDrive Mount: 18 lbs / 8.16 kg • Total Weight w/Rudder Mount: 17 lbs / 7.71 kg • Motor Weight: 6 lbs / 2.72 kg • Battery Weight: 6 lbs / 2.72 kg
• Extremely Powerful & Efficient • Effortless Speed • Total Installed Weight of 18 lbs or Less • Integrated GPS • Safety Shut-Off Tether Key • Waterproof Motor, Battery and Throttle • LCD Control Unit • Includes both MirageDrive Mount and Twist and Stow Rudder Mount • All Cables for the Motor and Throttle Units • Mounting Hardware