STEYR MOTORS, worldwide first engine manufacturer to develop and introduce the STEYR HDS™ Hybrid Drive System for boats of all kinds in the marine market. Beginning from recreational to light working boats up to displacement boats and sailboats.
A NEW ERA HAS BEGUN!
The innovative STEYR HDS™ propulsion HYBRID DRIVE SYSTEM captures and “lights up the boating world”.
In Starter Mode, the combustion engine can be started with the electric motor. The conventional starter motor can be eliminated or will remain as a redundant solution.
In Generator Mode, the extended battery pack is optimised and charged.
ELECTRIC CRUISE MODE
In Electric Cruise Mode, the boat is driven purely by the electric motor. The battery pack is constantly monitored on its state of charge and battery condition. This is brought to the attention of the driver through the STEYR CONTROL CENTER (SCC).
In the lower speed range, depending on dynamic requirements of the driver and the battery condition, the Boost Mode is used and the combustion engine is then supported by the massive torque of the electric motor. The E-motor supports the coupling and decoupling of the combustion engine. An improved response of the drive unit occurs through the boost mode.