Hybrid technology

The Volvo Group is at the forefront of developments in hybrid technology, which combines diesel engines with electric motors. Our sister companies Volvo Trucks, Volvo Buses and Volvo CE already delivers vehicles with this technology.

Volvo Penta has delivered engines and other equipment for diesel-electric power in commercial

boats for many years. In many cases, efficiency is improved, which results in lower fuel consumption, thanks to the fact that the power output can be varied by operating set combinations of engines. This technology can also be used in leisure boats and increasing environmental awareness will probably drive this development forward.