Partnership to build hybrid powertrain for large boats

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International Battery, a Pennsylvania-based designer and developer of large-format batteries and energy storage units, announced it is joining with Electric Marine Propulsion to build hybrid power units for big boats and yachts.

The partnership with EMP, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., will aim to build a hybrid powertrain for the world's largest plug-in, hybrid-electric sailboat - a 60-foot, South African-built Tag Yachts catamaran that runs on wind-generated electricity stored in International Battery's lithium-ion batteries.

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