Torqeedo, the German electric and hybrid propulsion specialist, has opened a new office in Bangkok, Thailand. The move is in response to rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), the company claims.

“An expanding focus on marine preservation, sustainable tourism, eco-fishing and the electrification of commercial vessels have created a strong interest in Torqeedo products by both public and private entities within the region,” says Torqeedo in a statement.

"APAC also shows increasing investment in sustainable public transportation initiatives, a sector which continues to drive Torqeedo’s expansion into commercial markets."

CEO Christoph Ballin says that Torqeedo’s sales and service team will ensure that the projects bring all the benefits of going electric, including lower cost-of-ownership and reduced environmental impact, to APAC customers. The Asia-Pacific team will be led by managing director David Hunter.

Founded in Starnberg, Germany in 2005, Torqeedo makes electric and hybrid propulsion systems from 1hp-160hp.