Evinrude’s entire line of two-stroke E-TEC outboard engines from 3.5 to 300 hp is now compliant with new Australian emissions standards. The news was announced in a press release for the Sturtevant, Wis.-based outboard company.
Evinrude’s E-TEC outboard line meets Australia’s stringent emissions regulations (click image for full frame).
According to the release, Australian exhaust emissions standards, which gradually are being phased in for marine engines and outdoor power equipment and, were finalized in December, 2017. As of July 1, 2018, “new high-polluting outdoor power equipment and marine engines, such as conventional carbureted two-stroke outboard engines, can no longer be imported into Australia,” according to the release.
By July 1, 2019 only clean-technology outdoor power equipment and marine engines can be supplied to the Australian market.
“Evinrude direct injection outboard engines have, on average, a 90-percent reduction in emissions and over a 50-percent reduction in fuel consumption compared to conventional carbureted two-stroke engines,” said Jeff Wasil, engineering manager in Emissions Testing, Certification and Regulatory Development for BRP-Evinrude, in the release. “We’ve been delivering our clean-technology E-TEC and E-TEC G2 engines to Australia and the rest of the world all along.
“However, other major brands still choose to sell their older-technology engines in Australia,” he continued. “Nearly 50 percent of the outboard market in Australia is still comprised of conventional carbureted two-stroke engines. Some engine manufacturers may struggle to get engines to Australia that meet these new standards while maintaining the low weight and performance capabilities Australian consumers have come to expect from these older technology engines.”