Volkswagen MEB Platform Is Now Being Used On Water For Zero Emissions

In Electric Mobility, Environment, News, Products, Renewable Energy, Solar, Sustainability, Technology
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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.

MEB Platform

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

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