October 26th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás
With an electric powertrain developed by the electric marine experts at Danfoss Editron, some 27 zero-emission passenger ferries will soon replace a hodgepodge of aging diesels in Bangkok's Chao Phraya River as part of an exploratory bid to improve air quality and clean up the water supply in the Thai capitol
July 2nd, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
ABB will supply the powertrain for several new Olympic class electric ferries that will be built by Vigor for the Washington state ferry system.
June 12th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Ellen, Denmark's first all-electric ferry, has completed its first 10 month of revenue service. Passengers like its silent running and absence of diesel fumes. The operator likes that it costs less to run than a diesel-powered ferry.
August 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Ellen, the world's most powerful all electric ferry, has entered revenue service in southern Denmark, moving the zero emissions transportation revolution forward another step.
May 6th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The Niagara Falls is getting a bit cleaner this year, as ABB announced that its zero emission technology will power the next generation fully electric ferries for the iconic Maid of the Mist tour. The two new vessels will be powered completely by high-capacity battery packs, making them the first fully-electric vessels ever built in the United States, according to ABB. As a special bonus, the new ferries will pull all of the electricity needed to charge up their 316 kWh battery packs using zero emission hydropower while passengers get off and on the boat
January 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Corvus Energy, the largest supplier of energy storage systems for ships, has been selected to power 5 new all electric ferries for Fjord 1, Norway's largest ferry operator.
December 10th, 2018 | by Jesper Berggreen
Elon Musk once said, “Once you solve cameras for vision, autonomy is solved; if you don’t solve vision, it’s not solved. … You can absolutely be superhuman with just cameras.” Well, that means you have problems if you are blinded by the sun
November 21st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Ships powered by electricity are appearing all around the globe as the world transitions to zero emissions from the transportation sector. Here are several examples in the news today.
September 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The Rolls Royce SAVe Energy battery storage and propulsion system for ships is modular and scalable to meet the needs of individual ships.
June 13th, 2015 | by Cynthia Shahan
A Norwegian emission-free ferry called the Ampere was granted the esteemed “Ship of the Year” award as the SMM trade show in [&hellip
December 8th, 2014 | by James Ayre
The technologies of diesel-electric and fully-electric propulsion systems are continuing to develop in Norway, according to recent reports, thereby allowing [&hellip
January 12th, 2013 | by Chelsea
The days of stinky, oil-burning, black smoke–producing ferry boats will be the days of yore if Norway has anything to [&hellip