Emeryville, CA (February 16, 2024) – Oru Kayak, the original origami kayak brand, is excited to announce the latest upgrade to its foldable fleet of kayaks: Electric motors. Developed in partnership with Bixpy Motors, Oru’s e-propulsion system offers Oru paddlers a unique electric-assist kayak in a lightweight package that is portable and easy to install.

Enhancing the maneuverability, as well as adaptability and control of each of Oru’s foldable kayaks, the collaboration Bixpy electric motor supports Oru’s mission to increase accessibility to paddling. At the push of a button, paddlers can explore more waterways with less concern about safety or exhaustion.

The Bixpy Electric Motor is specifically designed at the apex of performance and convenience. Built with corrosion-resistant components and an aluminum body, the motor is durable for exploring different waterways and produces zero emissions. Featuring 12 forward speeds and 3 reverse speeds, the motor runs for approximately 80 minutes at its top speed and up to 12 hours at slower speeds. Paddlers can change the speed with a wireless Bluetooth remote control that fits anywhere inside the kayak. In case of an accident, the Outboard Power Pack and remote control float.

“We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Bixpy Motors and to introduce our compatible electric motor,” commented Oru Kayak Director of Product Forrest Harvey, “When we first introduced our concept of origami kayaks, the portable, lightweight design expanded paddling accessibility. Our partnership with Bixpy Motors reinforces this mission and grows our kayaking community to support individuals of all experience and mobility levels.”

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Bixpy Motors also expressed their enthusiasm for the partnership. “We’re excited to expand the reach of the electric watersports industry by offering our motor for compatibility with Oru Kayaks,” commented Bixpy founder and CEO Houman Nikmanesh, “Aligned with Oru Kayaks, we seek to improve the kayaking experience with our simple and innovative devices.”

Paddlers can install the electric motor onto their kayak in a few simple steps. The battery and motor package are ultra-lightweight at just 10 lbs, allowing paddlers of all skill levels and ages to utilize the technology. When paddlers are ready to return to manual paddling, the quick-release motor can be removed with just one bolt.

The Oru Kayak Electric Motor is available for direct shipping. For more information, visit: orukayak.com or bixpy.com.

About Oru Kayak

Founded in 2012, Oru Kayak is a leading innovator in the kayaking industry and the first to bring a foldable kayak to market utilizing the principles of origami. Beyond the functionality of its engineering, the Oru Kayak stands apart from the competition for its superb on-the-water performance, durability, easy assembly, and stylish design. Based in Emeryville, CA, Oru Kayak is sold in dozens of countries across five continents, including Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas. For more information, visit: orukayak.com.

About Bixpy Motors

Bixpy is a dynamic company, specialized in engineering electric marine motors and lithium batteries tailored for personal watercraft and outdoor use. They first began shipping their products to the public in 2017, and have rapidly grown their offering of motors, outboard batteries, mounting adapters, steering systems, power banks, and solar panels. Bixpy products are designed to be compact, portable, waterproof, and user-friendly. The latest innovations, comprising the K-1 Motor and PP-768 Outboard Battery, continue to highlight the robust ingenuity of the company and the technological advancements for watercraft and outdoor enthusiasts. For more information, visit: bixpy.com.

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