A distinctive feature of the diesel-electric drive system is that the electric motor operates with a very high efficiency up to 96 %. Conventional petrol or diesel engines which generally have just 40 % are considered to be extremely efficient.
If you do not have the opportunity to recharge your batteries from a shore power connection, you can simply use your generator to supply the energy. As the generator always runs at within an optimal speed range, it is considered to be significantly more efficient than a conventional diesel. Even with a generator installed, the Hybrid Drive System from Fischer Panda can save up to 20 % fuel per hour.