re·​pow·​er (ˌ)rē-ˈpau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce repower (audio)
repowered; repowering; repowers

transitive verb

: to provide again or anew with power
especially : to provide (something, such as a boat) with a new engine

Examples of repower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fast chargers can repower cars in about 30 minutes, but those available to any kind of EV are in short supply across U.S. highways, where their presence is considered crucial to boosting EV adoption as auto makers convert fleets to electric. Jennifer Hiller, WSJ, 15 Feb. 2023 So far, the U.S. has around 124,000 public chargers, most of which take several hours to repower a car, according to government data. Jennifer Hiller, WSJ, 12 Aug. 2022 Customers pay 32 cents a minute, which works out to around $20 to repower an electric pickup truck to an 80% charge, the company says. Mike Colias, WSJ, 28 Dec. 2021 According to the Ohio EPA website, its Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund program provides grants to remove older, more polluting diesel engines from use in Ohio counties and replace or repower them with clean diesel, alternative fuel or electric engines. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 27 Jan. 2022 More fast-charging stations, which repower a battery in about 30 minutes instead of over a period of hours, are the missing ingredient required to enable an electric version of the American road trip. Jennifer Hiller, WSJ, 25 July 2021 And fuel cells are vying with batteries in plans to repower the roughly 16,000 trucks that haul freight at the region’s ports. Peter Fairley, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2020 Here are five outboards that might well give you a reason to repower your boat with something quiet, clean, and new. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 16 July 2019 Although onshore wind farm owners have been repowering their equipment for years, offshore repowering comes with its own technical challenges. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, 30 Dec. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repower was in 1954

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“Repower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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