Taxi boats with hybrid drive: Venice ahoy: in a Whisper by the lagoon

Like other major cities, Venice also suffers from the traffic. I was just different. Everything that car as a bus, load, garbage, and the authorities of the veh

Taxi boats with hybrid drive: Venice ahoy: in a Whisper by the lagoon

Like other major cities, Venice also suffers from the traffic. I was just different. Everything that car as a bus, load, garbage, and the authorities of the vehicle is on the move, to swim, and in part through narrow channels, squeezing. For the famous Venetian taxi boats are the same. There are the finest Taxis in the world. You are loved, but also cursed. Because through wave Erosion of the historic fabric of the building, are part of what is causing the noise and air pollution.

From Venice, the designers Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard, the count with your Studio Nuvolari Lenard to the known sizes of the international yacht industry. With the design of a new water taxi-type, you want to make a green-tinged contribution to the improvement of the Situation. After a year of testing, the boat is removed, according to the authorities, and ready for the market, it'll shipyard in the local Vizianello -. The core of the concept is a diesel-electric hybrid drive.

The special combination of a 230 to 270 HP diesel engine from Mercury or Hyundai with an electric motor Nuvolari is patented Lenard said. The special thing about it is the flow operation, full - automatically switch between electric and diesel, depending on the speed that the tax man is determined in the usual way with the throttle. Low-noise, slow trip on the canals is carried out electrically, for sliding travel in free waters, the "Auto Shift" System referred to turns on the burners. Limited battery capacity is according to the opinion of the designers in Venice is not a big Problem: The taxi boats shuttled regularly with a higher Tempo, between the airport and the historical centre; during these trips in the diesel mode, the opportunity to charge the battery was always.

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The developers hope to move on with their boat, the "traditionally conservative transport company of Venice, to rethink". In the Design, in the Layout, with the elongated Cabin, and the boarding over the forward-placed Cockpit, and also by the use of wood as a building material they are based on the classical models. The dimensions of 9,20 meters long, 2.30 meters in width, 0.40 m depth – corresponding to the Usual. 14 comfortable seats there are.

Except for the Auto-Shift Version will also be a hybrid variant with a 300 HP leistendem Volvo-Penta-Diesel and electric machine are offered in the manual between the two to switch back and forth is. A pure diesel version is also planned, because as a potential customer not only Venetian taxi operations are considered. A solvent Client has ordered such a precious cab, even as a Tender for his yacht.

Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 10:22

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