CES 2024 Witnessed Volvo Penta’s Eco-Friendly IPS Professional Platform Debut for Big Boats: 30% Improved Efficiency and Lower Emissions
Volvo Penta’s got a slick new drive system that’s got the maritime world buzzing. Their IPS Professional Platform for big boats is rolling out at CES 2024 with promises of performance and sustainability.
This souped up Inboard Propulsion System adds special features for pro vessels and superyachts. Dual engines, smart assist modes, and integrated controls aim to be a game changer for commercial use.
But the real hype is around slashing emissions and fuel costs. Volvo claims their system can deliver up to 30% better efficiency and lower carbon footprint. For an industry pushing to decarbonize, that’s massive.
The brains behind it all is an intelligent control system tying everything together. It optimizes based on power needs, auto docks, and integrates hybrid or electric configurations.
Volvo’s president called this launch a huge step toward cleaner superyachts and commercial boats in the 25-55 meter range. Their 700-1000 horsepower engine options already run on biodiesel or renewable HVO fuel too.
For Volvo, this release clearly targets sustainability as much as performance. They want to innovate toward decarbonization on the water.
It’s a bold move, but Volvo has the reputation and tech chops to pull it off. Combining smoother sailing with real eco-friendly impact could make this platform a game changer.
Sure, for most boaters this pro-level system is out of reach. But if it achieves its aims, the IPS Professional Platform could set a new standard for the entire maritime industry. Volvo is betting big that sustainable can also be high-performance.