REAPsystems Hybrid Power
REAPsystems based in Hampshire are creating a clean drop-in hybrid diesel electric engine that can be installed by any boat builder and fitted into all existing boats, starting with a Venice water taxi to demonstrate the technology.
This hybrid system uses the latest diesel engine technology paired with a high-power, compact and efficient electric motor & inverter, as well as a modern lithium-ion battery and advanced system control unit. The electric engine utilises a high performance CONTI® SYNCHROCHAIN CARBON timing belt and specially manufactured pulleys from TransDev to drive the propeller. A Hybrid System Control Unit (HSCU) is connected to the clutch. The clutch is engaged when diesel operation is needed and disengaged when electric motor is needed.