Volvo Launches Hybrid Propulsion Prototype
Volvo Penta last week hosted a soft launch of its hybrid-electric propulsion system with member of the press and dealers to gauge feedback before moving into production. The system, being developed in conjunction with Groupe Beneteau, was installed aboard a Jeanneau NC37. “This innovative hybrid concept sets itself apart with a state-of-the art, fully integrated system. This includes Volvo Penta joystick docking and dynamic positioning system in electric mode, delivering a fine-tuned level of precision and control,” says Volvo Penta. “The electric motors and combustion engines work together to deliver responsiveness and a smooth acceleration boost.