Video: Evinrude E-TEC 200HO G1 vs G2

By: John Willis, Video by: Anna Pastukhova

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In this video we compare a 200hp E-TEC G1 with a G2. The difference in fuel economy, performance, speed and holeshot was really something.

For this comparison the crew tested two near-identical Tournament 2000 fibreglass fishing boats. Both boats were fitted out via Cranbourne Boating Centre, one of Australia’s longest-running Evinrude E-TEC outboard dealerships.

One package was equipped with a new G2 200hp Evinrude E-TEC High Output outboard with a 17in three-blade stainless steel Rebel propeller; the other had an Evinrude E-TEC G1 200hp High Output powerplant. Both boats were loaded with the same amount of fuel and were run over a variety of conditions, heading out via Victoria’s Patterson River and onto Port Phillip Bay.

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How do they compare?

Outboard

RPM

Km/h

Lt/h

Km/lt

Evinrude E-TEC G1

3100

37.5

32.4

1.1

Evinrude E-TEC G2

3150

37

18.8

2.0

Evinrude E-TEC G1

3750

50.8

35.5

1.1

Evinrude E-TEC G2

3750

50

23.7

2.1

The working range figures revealed some amazing results. To put it simply, the 200hp E-TEC G2 outboard motor is capable of travelling nearly twice the distance of the G1 on a litre of fuel in the working rev range (up to 2.1 km/L vs 1.1 km/L). In fact, we found an amazing figure of 2.3 km/lt for the E-TEC G2 travelling at a brisk 41km/h and 3250rpm. This represents huge fuel savings for all boating activities.

The torque curves are undeniable. They come from internationally recognised standards and reveal the real truth of the enormous mid-range power. There are undoubtedly reduced emissions through technology and obviously if you are burning less fuel, a reduction in emissions and environmental impact must follow.

No matter how you say it, the savings are huge and the increased torque gives impressive overall appeal with greater power and efficiency.

 

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