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Posts Tagged: Electric Boats

Polestar to supply batteries and charging systems to electric hydrofoil maker Candela

Swedish electric car OEM Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) has signed a multiyear agreement to supply battery and charging systems to Candela, a Swedish maker of electric hydrofoil boats. The agreement to supply battery technology to a third party is a first for Polestar. Candela says its electric boats “fly” above the surface, using computer-guided hydrofoils that… Read more »

Researchers say electric ships could economically serve 40% of today’s sea routes

Oceangoing ships, most of which are powered by heavy fuel oil, produce substantial amounts of CO2 and nitrogen oxide emissions. However, shipping companies are unlikely to begin electrifying them until the economic case for doing so becomes clearer. A new study from the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates that nearly… Read more »

Leclanché develops new marine battery system

Leclanché, a Swiss energy storage specialist, has finished development of a marine battery system designed for electric and hybrid applications. It’s part of the Marine Rack System (MRS) product line, and will be available in 2023. The Navius MRS-3 is composed of 65 Ah G/NMC cells with laminated ceramic separators, Leclanché’s M3 Energy battery modules,… Read more »

Hybrid ferry to use Leclanché’s 10 MWh battery system

Swiss energy storage specialist Leclanché will provide a 10 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) for Scandlines’s Puttgarden Rødby 2024 hybrid ferry project. The company expects to begin the delivery in January 2023. According to Leclanché, the ferry will be the “world’s largest electric-powered hybrid ferry.” The new roll-on/roll-off ferry will provide service between Puttgarden,… Read more »

Flux Marine raises $15 million in Series A funding, will manufacture electric outboards in US

Flux Marine, a developer of electric outboard motors and battery systems for watercraft, has raised $15.5 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding round led by Ocean Zero. The company will use the new funding to expand manufacturing, recruit additional talent, and continue to develop its technologies.  Flux Marine says its outboard motors “reflect years… Read more »

Halevai’s new electric 24-foot pontoon boat

Electric boat startup Halevai has unveiled its debut craft, the Halevai2050. The American-made Halevai2050 is a 24-foot fully electric pontoon boat that is highly customizable and “affordable” (it starts at $95,000). The Halevai2050 has a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 50 nautical miles (four to six hours of battery operation). The… Read more »

Vision Marine and Octillion to develop batteries for recreational boating market

Vision Marine Technologies (NASDAQ: VMAR) has partnered with battery supplier Octillion Power Systems to develop a custom high-voltage 35 kW battery pack exclusively for use in the recreational boating market. Octillion will manufacture a new battery system to power Vision’s E-Motion outboard powertrain, which features a 180 hp motor. The configuration of the battery pack… Read more »

Norwegian battery-electric ship to be tested for autonomous voyages

In Norway, a battery-electric container ship named the Yara Birkeland is gearing up to be tested and certified as an autonomous ship. According to the CEO of international chemical firm Yara, Svein Tore Holsether, the ship is “the world’s first fully electric and self-propelled container ship.” Massterly, a joint venture between Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen, plans… Read more »

BAE launches propulsion system for the marine market

BAE Systems has launched its next-generation power and propulsion system for the marine market. The HybriGen Power and Propulsion system is designed to minimize emissions by improving electrical efficiency and vessel range, increasing propulsion power, and simplifying installation. Work on the HybriGen System will be conducted at the company’s facility in Endicott, New York. The… Read more »

Autonomous electric cargo ship with 7 MWh battery capacity sets sail in Norway

Norwegian chemical firm Yara International has developed an autonomous electric cargo ship, which is scheduled to make its maiden voyage with no crew members aboard later this year. Yara, a major shipper of bulk cargoes, created a subsidiary, Yara Marine Technologies, to address toxic emissions from marine diesel engines. In 2017, it began working on… Read more »