Volvo Penta expands battery storage footprint with new collaboration

  • Volvo Penta’s provisions of a sub-system for battery energy storage manufacturers, announced earlier this year, has resulted in a major collaboration.
  • The brand will now work with Tecnogen, to assist in providing energy storage solutions to support charge points for heavy duty EVs.
  • Battery energy storage is a key piece in the puzzle of widespread EV adoption, ensuring that energy grids can cope with peaks in demand for vehicle charging.

The collaboration between Tecnogen and Volvo Penta is another part of the brand’s net-zero goal, as it switches away from its origins of producing fossil fuel-powered marine and industrial engines. In addition to these battery energy storage subsystems, its plan also includes the use of alternative fuels, fuel cell development, and electrification of off-road vehicles, such as construction and agricultural vehicles.

Battery storage solutions such as Volvo’s are key for removing barriers to electrification, by paving the way for construction of major EV charging hubs which can still maintain high levels of reliability. Other examples of EV hubs we’ve seen that utilise battery storage systems include the Energy Superhub Oxford project, a collaboration born out of the EV SUMMIT, or GRIDSERVE’s electric superhub at Cornwall services with an integrated battery storage centre.

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Commenting on the news, Ilenia Procicchiani, Industrial Sales Manager at Volvo Penta, said: 

“This collaboration signifies a critical milestone in our pursuit of sustainable solutions, diversifying our BESS competencies

Together, we aim to drive innovation, and accelerate the adoption of BESS-driven charging infrastructure, ultimately playing a pivotal role in achieving a net-zero future.”

Renato Bruno, CEO of the BGG Group, the parent company of Tecnogen, added: 

“We’ve had a positive track record using Volvo Penta’s reliable power solutions in our generators, which is why we trust that our foray into battery energy storage will be an exciting evolution of our relationship”.

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