Evinrude, the 2-stroke outboards meet the new European directive

Evinrude E-TEC Outboard

The new European directive tightens requirements on marine engine emissions. Faced with the 4-stroke - 2-stroke debate, Evinrude defends its technology and commits itself over 10 years.

New, more stringent standards

After 2016, during which the old and new standards were applied simultaneously, the European Directive 2013/53/EU on recreational craft is officially the only one in force since 18 January 2017. Informally referred to as RCD II, it introduces new technical and administrative criteria in many areas.

For marine engines, the RCD II sets maximum noise and gas emission criteria, lower than the previous legislation. The main polluting gases with an effect on the environment are tested.

E-TEC technology compliant with RCD II

In a statement issued on 09 March 2017, Evinrude said it wanted to"re-establish the truth about Evinrude E-TEC two-stroke direct injection engine technology" after the publication of"incorrect statements regarding the imminent ban on two-stroke technology in Europe"

Evinrude recalls that all new engines shipped to the European Union comply with RCD II, even claiming to be the first manufacturer to obtain the certificates for the new directive. The brand's outboards are also authorised on Lake Constance, one of the bodies of water with the highest environmental constraints.

Warranty 10 years

Beyond short-term compliance, Evinrude is committed to the long term. Convinced of the long-term relevance of its technologies, Evinrude launches exceptional offers including a 10-year transferable engine warranty. Offered between 1 March and 30 June 2017, this promotion covers the entire E-TEC range.