Volvo Penta has planned to gradually shift to hybrid and all-electric powertrains, both for their marine and industrial segments. The deadline has been set, and it’s two and half years from now.
Underpinned by the success of hybrid and all-electric technology introduced by the Volvo Group, Volvo Penta has issued a clear statement of intent with the news that by 2021 they will provide electrified power solutions for both land and sea-based business segments. Volvo Penta’s electrified solutions will demonstrate the company’s long-term commitment to offering customers the latest and most appropriate power source for their user applications.
We still don’t know it all
As part of this commitment,Volvo Penta have restructured their organization to accelerate the switch towards electrified power and have committed to an ambitious ramping up of their electrification investment program. An electromobility development-and-test laboratory has also been established at the Swedish headquarters.
the power outputs and
applications of the initial
electric systems are being
kept confidential at the moment
As a Tier 1 partner to many leading equipment manufacturers in the marine and industrial segments, Volvo Penta is in a unique position to develop the proven electric platforms from the Volvo Group. The company can help manufacturers in developing advanced and robust products that use the most appropriate power technology platform for their intended use. Maybe we will see the new engines on the Volvo Ocean Race boats soon.
While the power outputs and applications of the initial electric systems are being kept confidential at the moment, the company has announced that both hybrid and all-electric solutions will be offered. Volvo Penta is already field testing early prototypes and system validation is under way.