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Volvo Penta Expands EVC

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Volvo Penta announced that it updated its Electronic Vessel Control system, including an expansion to its entire gasoline engine line and its D8 diesels, with plans to make EVC 2 available to the Sweden-based company’s complete line of recreational and commercial diesel power plants.

EVC 2, which includes joystick driving, dynamic positioning and the Glass Cockpit system, had only been available with Volvo’s D4 and D6 diesels, which range from 175 to 480 hp.

Joystick driving now extends to the complete range of gas engines, in twin installations. Other features include an autopilot and a maintenance assistant that tracks service dates and system diagnostics. EVC 2 is designed to integrate other features, such as Assisted Docking, as they come online.

“Securing functionality growth is an important part of EVC 2,” product planner Jonas Welinder said in a statement. “Many of the innovations that have set us apart over the years have derived from EVC and the superior level of experience it enables.

Welinder added that the EVC 2 platform will eventually allow for remote diagnostics, with updates available for download.

“As the system continues to evolve, we’ll deliver even more solutions that make boating easier and better than ever,” Welinder said.

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