An MEB platform (MEB stands for German words meaning “modular electric-drive toolkit”) is traditional considered a automotive platform, but for the first time it is going to be used in Yachts!
Yes you read it right… 😉
This ‘Electric Magic’ happened when a world-famous automaker, a German solar yacht manufacturer and a progressive Spanish car brand came together.
The brainchild of Volkswagen, Silent-Yachts and Cupra, Silent 50 is a solar-electric catamaran that the intrepid trio hopes will revolutionize yachting by creating a more environmentally-friendly experience.
Each member of the trio brings something unique to the project.
Volkswagen provides its state-of-the-art modular electric drive matrix (MED), which will help with e-mobility and reduce emissions.
Barcelona-based Cupra contributes in terms of design, bringing a touch of the contemporary sportiness the firm is known for.
Meanwhile, Silent-Yachts supplies the solar electric power system, which feeds the boat’s electric propulsion and energy needs.
Silent 50 is the first solar-electric catamaran with MEB Platform propulsion which has the ability to cruise all night non-stop since each yacht will have up to six batteries thus enabling 500 kW of power at any time of the day.
A price is yet to be announced but the first Silent 50 model is set to be ready to set sail in 2022. Four years after launch, Silent-Yachts is hoping to produce at least 50 units a year for environmentally-aware yachting enthusiasts.
With this cooperation Volkswagen is demonstrating that their MEB platform is also suitable for and open to other mobility companies. With MEB-based silent yachts, the company is also bringing CO₂ emissions to zero on water.
This is a PRNewswire Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team