Apr 28, 2022 - 05:54 pm
NZ: Auckland to launch first electric ferries in 2024
The New Zealand Government has confirmed Auckland will receive its first electric ferries by 2024 since the city plans to have an entirely electric fleet of passenger ferries by 2040. Local marine technology firm EV Maritime got Danfoss Editron on board to deliver the drive.
Apr 11, 2022 - 02:20 pm
X Shore closes $50 million financing round
The Swedish electric boat manufacturer X Shore has raised 50 million US dollars in its new financing round. Among the new investors is Peter Carlsson, founder and CEO of the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt.
Apr 7, 2022 - 01:56 pm
Soel Yachts presents new solar yacht
The Dutch company Soel Yachts has presented its new solar-electric yacht Senses 62. The yacht, which is around 19 metres long and ten metres wide, has two electric motors, each of which has a power output of 100 kW or 200 kW, depending on the version.
Apr 2, 2022 - 06:10 pm
China launches the world’s largest electric cruise ship
Said to be the largest electric cruise ship in the world, the ‘Yangtze River Three Gorges 1’ has started its maiden voyage in Yichang in Hubei province. The ship is 100 metres long, 16.3 metres wide and has room for 1,300 passengers.
Mar 19, 2022 - 01:39 pm
Ebusco takes over 40% of Zero Emission Services
The Dutch electric bus and charging infrastructure manufacturer Ebusco has acquired 40 per cent of the share capital of Zero Emission Services (ZES) from Engie. Founded in 2020, the Dutch company ZES works on overall concepts for zero-emission inland shipping.
Mar 17, 2022 - 01:51 pm
Fleetzero develops battery-swapping for ships
The US start-up Fleetzero has developed an interesting concept for the electrification of shipping. Electric ships are to receive batteries stowed in freight containers and make more stops at smaller ports, where the empty batteries are handed in and only so many new ones are picked up to take the electric ships to their next […]
Mar 6, 2022 - 02:31 pm
Electric boat chargers for Catalan coastline
In Spain, the Catalan Association of Sports and Tourist Harbours ACPET has entered into a cooperation with the British company Aqua Superpower to create charging infrastructure for electric boats along Catalonia’s 580 kilometres of coastline.
Feb 24, 2022 - 05:42 pm
Torqeedo to power autonomous ship in Kiel
The marine electric drive supplier Torqeedo has won an order to supply a complete electric propulsion system for an autonomous boat in the German city of Kiel. The electric vessel named Wavelab will be built by Gebrüder Friedrich Schiffswerft in Kiel, and is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2022.
Feb 8, 2022 - 04:25 pm
Danfoss Editron begins mass production of electric drives in Nanjing
Danfoss Editron has begun the mass production of its EM-PMI240-T180 electric drive system at its Nanjing factory, located in China’s Jiangsu province. The EM-PMI240-T180 motor is specifically designed for electric or hybrid drivetrains in mobile work machines, buses and marine vessels.
Feb 7, 2022 - 02:28 pm
Ballard delivers fuel cell modules for Norwegian ferries
Ballard Power Systems has delivered two, 200 kW FCwave modules to Norled, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators. The fuel cell modules will power the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered ferry, the ‘MF Hydra’, which is to be launched later this year.
Feb 4, 2022 - 02:53 pm
Thames Clippers to introduce hybrid ferries in London
Thames Clippers is building the UK’s first hybrid high-speed passenger ferries, set to launch in autumn 2022 and spring 2023. The service is part of ‘Uber Boat’ and will function as a public transport network across the Thames river.
Feb 2, 2022 - 04:39 pm
HYPOBATT project develops multi-MW charger for ferries
“Hyper powered vessel battery charging system” (HYPOBATT) is the title of a European pilot project that aims to advance the electrification of ferry shipping. The focus is on the necessary charging infrastructure in the ports. The goal is to develop a megawatt charging standard for ferries.
Feb 1, 2022 - 03:32 pm
Leclanché supplies batteries for hybrid ship ‘MS Jungfrau’
The MS Jungfrau, the flagship of the BLS tourist fleet, has been converted into a hybrid ship. The battery system with 168 kWh was supplied by the Swiss manufacturer Leclanché. It allows 30 minutes of pure electric operation as well as recharging on the job or at the port.
Jan 25, 2022 - 01:27 pm
First electric passenger ferry in the Southern Hemisphere
The Danfoss Editron marine drivetrain system is powering the Southern Hemisphere’s first fully electric passenger ferry, after the East by West Ferries service officially launched the Ika Rere zero-emission vessel in Wellington, New Zealand.
Jan 12, 2022 - 02:28 pm
Proton & Torqeedo to develop hybrid hydrogen system
Proton Motor Fuel Cell and Torqeedo are working together on an innovative hydrogen hybrid propulsion system kit for maritime mobility that can deliver fuel cell outputs between 30 and 120 kW and variable hydrogen storage capacity.
Dec 9, 2021 - 05:10 pm
Volvo Penta & Danfoss Editron team up to electrify marine sector
Volvo Penta and Danfoss’ Editron division announced they have signed a partnership agreement “to take the marine sector’s electromobility development to the next level.” The deal will see the companies work together in R&D and right through to installation, commissioning, and aftermarket support.
Dec 2, 2021 - 05:14 pm
Ecovolta presents next-gen batteries for utility vehicles
The Swiss battery systems manufacturer Ecovolta is launching a new generation of its traction battery evoTractionBattery. According to the company, the lithium-ion battery is specifically designed for electric commercial vehicles, machines and boats.
Nov 23, 2021 - 04:46 pm
General Motors buys a stake in Pure Watercraft
General Motors has acquired a 25 per cent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based developer of all-electric boating solutions. Both companies intend to develop and market battery-electric watercraft using GM technology.