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Electric Ferries

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Electric Ferries

Posted by Roger Bryant on Jan 16, 2020 9:57 am

Certainly a good start and quite a good warts and all article for the BBC. I wonder how long it will take to scale up to the Cross Channel size ferries?

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-50233206

4-5 years payback, if realistic, is good.

Re: Electric Ferries

Posted by Luciano Bacco on Jan 16, 2020 10:44 am

And Italy is on the same route!
https://www.marinelog.com/coastal/ferries/abb-to-convert-italian-ferry-to-hybrid-operation/
LUCIANO BACCO

Re: Electric Ferries

Posted by Alasdair Anderson on Jan 16, 2020 11:52 am

The UK (at least Scotland) has had hybrid ferries for a number of years with CalMac operating between Skye and Raasay and in the Outer Hebrides (I can't remember which route, possibly North Uist to Harris, but it is a sister ship of the Skye/Raasay one. However Hybrid means engines plus (battery) electric propulsion and for the Scottish ferry it needs its engines during the week, but with fewer sailings on a Sunday (and thus less discharge/more recharging time) it can operate only on batteries.
Alasdair

Re: Electric Ferries

Posted by Luciano Bacco on Jan 16, 2020 12:55 pm

And so in Venice ( my town) within this decade:
https://www.rgm.it/case_study/200-kw-powertrain-driver-electric-hybrid-boat/
https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/initiative-lobbies-to-replace-venice-fleet-with-electric-motorboats--39643
LUCIANO BACCO

Re: Electric Ferries + Automotive- Energy & environment

Posted by Luciano Bacco on Jan 17, 2020 3:31 pm

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