German battery system manufacturer, AKASOL, is partnering with Italy’s Diesel Center to deliver a new range of compact hybrid power systems (“E-Motion”) for the superyacht industry.
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The two companies have agreed on a distribution partnership in early 2018, initially for yacht manufacturers in Italy. In February, AKASOL will deliver eight of its high-performance AKASYSTEM 15 OEM storage systems, each capable of 150 kWp / 25 kW, to the Italian market.
The first customer for Diesel Center’s 300 kW hybrid drive system is Italian firm Sanlorenzo. The company will incorporate the system into its superyacht SL 106 Hybrid project, to deliver quiet and emission-free operating.
There is growing demand for hybrid propulsion systems for large motor yachts, with increased concern for decreasing emissions when docked in port cities. Advantages of the innovative compact drive system include the fact that it can be installed in existing series yachts without altering the technology space. Diesel Center with E-Motion faces this growing demand on hybrid propulsion systems.
With dimensions of just 1700 x 700 x 150mm and a weight of only 238kg per module, AKASOL’s compact battery system is a key component to the parallel hybrid drive with its permanent magnet electric motor.