Your exactly right Tom, they found the absolute best electrical motor suitable for thier products...and went all they way to Germany to find it. torqeedo was established in 2005, not to long ago. hence the high pricing on the evolve. i dont believe Hobie has taken the easy way by sourcing the motor out, but rather did what many succesful campanies do, collaborate. your talking about two companies that offer two unique products...the mirage drive and a top of the line electric motor, now working together. so i do not think Hobie just went looking, otherwise they might of found you (which may of been the way to go, IMO
) but indeed they knew what they were looking for.