The E-Tec technology will eventually be in place on all Evinrude engines and will replace Ficht completely. The V4 115, and V6 135, 150 and 175 engines are the only ones still being currently produced utilising the Ficht technology, although these are due to be relaunched as E-Tec engines during this year and next year. The latest E-Tecs to be introduced are the 200/225/250 V6 models. The 40/50/60 twin cylinder and 3 cylinder 75/90 models have been available for about 18 months.
Despite initial scepticism surrounding the claims made by Evinrude for their new E-Tec technology, the reception for them has been phenomenal. Brambles and AshleyD on the forum have the 250 fitted to their Scorpion and eulogise about it, as does Robin who has the 50 E-Tec on his Ribcraft. I guess only time will tell whether they are 'better' than the outgoing Ficht engines but initial signs are extremely promising. If you want a detailed technical analysis of the new technology check out www.evinrude.com