I like that we never have to pull on a cord to start the Torqeedo and that the whole thing is waterproof. It’ll run even if completely submerged. I like that it has an integrated GPS and a display that tells me at a glance my speed, battery state, and remaining range. As a live-aboard cruising family without a car or house, our carbon footprint is smaller than most of our North American counterparts. The cruising life put us in close, direct, daily contact with affected ecosystems. Low emissions from gas seemed too high, given this zero-emissions option.