Hybrid drive system designed for sustainable marine mobilityEngineering360 News Desk | June 28, 2021
German manufacturer MAN Engines is ushering in a new era of zero-emission mobility and maximum performance with the introduction of the modular MAN Smart Hybrid Experience. The scalable marine drive flexibly combines conventional marine engines and electric motors with batteries and onboard units to create customized hybrid drives.
The systems offer silent, zero-emissions electric cruising complemented by longer gas ranges and higher horsepower figures. The hybrid powertrains can be tailored to offer various modes, from full electric to diesel-electric hybrid to hybrid power boost mode. The systems will combine all-electric advantages, such as ultra-quiet, zero-emissions operation, with the added advantages of having a fuel engine on board to provide extended range and increased power and performance.
According to the company, the Smart Hybrid systems will be capable of serving as a power supply when anchored. The Smart Hybrid systems are being positioned for both the commercial and leisure markets.