Volvo Penta Set Electric Power Deadline
Volvo Penta have issued a clear statement of intent with the news that by 2021 they will provide electrified power solutions for both their land- and sea-based business segments.
Underpinned by the success of hybrid and all-electric technology introduced by the Volvo Group, 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.
‘Volvo Penta are embracing the electric transformation,’ says Björn Ingemanson, president of Volvo Penta. ‘We will take a full systems supplier approach in helping our customers in the transition to the new technology. This will happen application by application, on the basis that the business case for switching to electric will differ across our many customer segments.’
As part of this increased commitment, Volvo Penta have restructured their organisation to accelerate the switch towards electrified power and have committed to an ambitious ramping up of their electrification investment programme. An electromobility development-and-test laboratory has also been established at their Swedish headquarters.