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Posts Tagged: Electric Boats

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 »

Crowley to build and operate electric tugboat for Port of San Diego

Tugboats may be the next transport segment to start going green. Crowley Maritime Corporation will build and operate an all-electric harbor tugboat called eWolf for the Port of San Diego. The eWolf is an 82-foot vessel with 70 tons of bollard pull. It will operate at the Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal,… Read more »

DC fast charger for electric boats deployed in Norwegian harbor

Norway is the world’s EV capital, and it’s not just land vehicles that are going electric. A couple of electric utilities and an electric boat manufacturer have teamed up to install a fast charger for boats at the harbor of Floro on the country’s rugged west coast. The new charger uses a high-performance cable and… Read more »

ABB to supply electric power systems for ten Lisbon ferries

Electronics giant ABB has secured a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply an electric power solution for urban passenger ferries that will operate on Lisbon’s Tagus river. The ten new ferries will be operated by the public ferry company Transtejo on three key routes linking Lisbon to Cacilhas, Seixal and Montijo on the… Read more »