Posts Tagged: Electric Boats

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 »

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 »