Posts Tagged: Electric Boats

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 »

Goldfish 23 eFUSION electric boat wins 2012 Boat of the Year Innovation Award at Dusseldorf Boat Show

The electric goldfish is coming, at 47 knots. The Goldfish 23 all-electric eFUSION boat won the Innovation Award category of the 2012 European Powerboat of the Year award at this week’s Dusseldorf Boat Show. The 23-foot runabout is powered by UQM Technologies’ PowerPhase® Select 145 jet drive propulsion system. It recently reached a top speed… Read more »

Car ferries – the latest electric vehicles

What does a zippy two-seater sports car have in common with a plodding oceangoing car ferry? Both are moving into the new century under clean, high-tech electric power. A Scottish shipbuilder has announced plans for the world’s first PHEV ships. Operator CalMac Ferries will use the two roll-on-roll-off car ferries on short routes around Scotland’s… Read more »