Volvo Penta sets 2021 target to offer electrified solutions in industrial and marine segments
The company has set up an electromobility development-and-test laboratory at its Swedish headquarters
Volvo Penta has issued a statement of intent that by 2021 it will provide electrified power solutions for both its land and sea-based business segments. As part of this commitment, Volvo Penta has restructured its organization to accelerate the switch towards electrified power and has committed to an ambitious ramping up of its electrification investment program. An electromobility development-and-test laboratory has also been established at its Swedish headquarters.
Johan Inden, chief technology officer, Volvo Penta, said: “Volvo Penta is already several years into its electrification journey. We have spent this time building competencies, experience and establishing the technologies required to deliver a sustainable power solutions road map. The advanced engineering projects we are currently running, and the performance data received gives us confidence that we are on the right technology path to offer customers a compelling business case for electrification.”
Volvo Penta is already field testing early prototypes, but power outputs and applications of the initial electric systems are being kept confidential.
Björn Ingemanson, president, Volvo Penta, said: “This is the start of a long-term transition. Diesel and gasoline-powered primary drive systems will remain the most appropriate power source for many applications for years to come.”