Posts Tagged: Electric Boats

UQM Technologies grows from pioneer to power player in vehicle electrification

With its integrated electric propulsion systems spreading across the globe in all conceivable vehicle types, UQM Technologies could be called the biggest little company in the EV industry. Over the past few years, the company seems to have entered its prime, as in one of those TV commercials where a deep, authoritative voice tell us… Read more »

Swiss and Finnish firms collaborate to build drivetrain for battery-electric ferry, city buses

Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché (named for the inventor of the dry cell battery) and Finnish electric drivetrain specialist Visedo have partnered to deliver a powertrain for an electric ferryboat that will be built by Danish shipbuilder Søby Shipyard and put into service in June 2017 between the mainland and Ærø Island. The ferry will be… Read more »

Torqeedo offers inboard version of Deep Blue electric marine drive

Marine motor maker Torqeedo has introduced a shaft-drive version of its 40- and 80-horsepower Deep Blue motor. The Deep Blue inboard electric drive was designed for marine use from the ground up. Its lithium-ion batteries are made in the US by Johnson Controls, and come with a nine-year, 80% capacity warranty. Maximum speed is 18… Read more »

Marine battery maker secures $5 million in funding, pursues aggressive growth

Marine battery systems maker Corvus Energy has finalized a $5-million financing deal with Green Marine Capital (GMC). The company plans to use the new funding to pursue a strategy of aggressive growth. According to Corvus, its lithium-ion Energy Store Systems (ESS) serve more than 90 percent of the marine market, including both hybrid and fully… Read more »

OXIS and Multi Source Power work together to develop marine lithium-sulfur batteries

UK-based battery maker OXIS and Multi Source Power (MSP), a manufacturer of hybrid and electric marine drivetrains, have formed a partnership to develop lithium-sulfur batteries for marine applications. The new product will be part of the Ghost Power Brand, and is scheduled for launch in the spring of 2015. It will be a versatile battery… Read more »

Saft to supply lithium-ion batteries for Stockholm electric ferry

Industrial battery manufacturer Saft has received an order from Swedish ferry operator Ballerina for lithium-ion battery systems that will power a new electric ferry for the city of Stockholm. When it starts operation in September, Ballerina’s ferry will carry foot passengers and cyclists between 10 stops on a 50-minute route of Stockholm’s waterways. The batteries… Read more »

Rolls-Royce to supply Azipull propulsion system for Norway’s electric ferry of the future

Rolls-Royce plc has signed a contract to deliver its Azipull propulsion and control system for the battery-powered “ferry of the future.” The new vessel is being built at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway, and will go into service in 2015 on the route between Lavik and Oppedal, across the Sognefjord, operated by Norwegian transport company… Read more »

Johnson Controls to supply Li-ion batteries for Torqeedo’s electric boat motors

Torqeedo, a German-based maker of electric outboard motors and accessories, will use Johnson Controls’ Li-ion automotive battery packs to power its Deep Blue 80 hp electric boat motor. Johnson modified its PHEV battery, making it waterproof and resistant to salt water, for Torqeedo’s marine application. The battery behemoth will begin production of the new battery… Read more »

Hyundai Heavy partners with Magna E-Car to develop lithium-ion batteries

The link between building supertankers and oil rigs and making lithium-ion batteries may not be an obvious one, but the synergy seems attractive to Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, which announced Wednesday that it will form a joint venture with Magna E-Car Systems, which supplies a wide range of EV components, including lithium-ion… Read more »

New report assesses the $2.3-billion market for marine EVs

EVs are not only rolling on the roads, they are puttering over waterways as well. Who knew? Well, in fact the world’s navies have relied on electric propulsion for a century – submarines (non-nuclear) are powered by diesel/electric hybrid systems, and have been since World War One. Some nuclear ships are also EVs in a sense,… Read more »