Scania unveils hybrid and electric power system concepts

Scania is applying its in-house developed electrification concept to the marine market. (Image courtesy of Scania)Scania is applying its in-house developed electrification concept to the marine market. (Image courtesy of Scania)

Engine manufacturer Scania is extending its product portfolio, and announced the launch of hybrid and fully electric power system concepts for its marine engines on 2 June.

“Our in-house developed electrification concept draws on our experience from electrifying on-road vehicles,” says Joel Granath, Senior Vice President, Scania. “With Scania’s long-standing excellence in producing engines that operate on diesel and alternative fuels, we are now embarking upon the next stage in development, namely carbon-mitigating electrified systems.”

The electrified power systems perform well in compact designs. All components work seamlessly together and are controlled by a common management system. The single system management interface and the single mechanical interface – CAN J1939 and SAE 1 – will remain as before and thereby simplify integration with external components.

The Scania systems will be both modular and scalable, allowing customers to select from and combine a number of components based on the application and specific demands.

With a potential CO2 emission reduction of up to 92 percent, Scania’s hybrid electric system combines an e-machine with an internal combustion engine – either together or as stand-alone power sources. By comparison, the fully electric system could lower CO2 emissions by up to 98 percent if the electricity were generated from renewable sources.

Powered by an e-machine, the fully electric system is characterised by outstanding power density, with maximum torque and response directly from start. With high energy efficiency and low maintenance requirements, operational cost is low.

“In developing Scania’s future hybrid and fully electric power systems, we expect these will be highly beneficial in many different applications,” explains Granath.

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