An electric outboard offers simple, quiet service. In our experience, when you twist the throttle they just work (starting becomes a thing of the past).
Maintenance is vastly reduced, with no fuel to go off, carburettor jets to block or oil to mix. They can also offer weight advantages, and while we must factor in the weight of the battery for a fair comparison, the fact that you can split the engine and battery in most cases mean you can move two smaller, lighter items instead of one big heavy one - a real bonus when handing an engine from boat to tender for example.
Check out Force 4's introductory guide to Electric Outboards below.