For me I like the idea of no exhaust being pushed through the prop into the marine environment, even though I have no idea of how much it effects the marine eco system. On a fishing level switching off even my little 90hp and dropping to the silent Minn Kota makes a world of difference in hunting fish. Perhaps that stealth approach is more important in places like here where in many parts we have extremely clear water. Fishing charter guides that run electrics over here all day in the shallows are able to target fish consistently that before electric simply wasn't the case.I have no beef with the outboard, electric outboards would be twice as efficient and really the tech has been there to make them for a long long time. But building and producing one in advance of the available tech to actually power it is rather stupid. Electric is at the stage of slow but steady displacement speed. 180 hp in an outboard isnt even a show piece. Slap a big leccy motor in, job done. It's not hard to do, I could do it. It'd be ugly, but I could do it. Serves no purpose. At best that engine may find a very tiny market on the canals where fuels are banned. But then, much of those are speed restricted to sub wake speeds and what would 180 push?