Elco EP Parallel Hybrid Electric System
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The EP Parallel Hybrid Electric System from Elco Motor Yachts offers boaters a propulsion system that combines the comfort and fuel-efficiency of an electric motor with the power and range of a diesel motor. The system consists of a diesel or gas motor that is connected to a propeller shaft through an Elco inboard electric motor and a clutching system, allowing the diesel motor to drive the propeller directly or, with a flip of a switch, for the electric motor to propel the vessel.