Electric boats Stories August 17

Ground transport is currently leading the transition to electric propulsion, but maritime transport is now starting to see its share of electrification and Rolls-Royce wants in.

The British power system company is launching a new battery system to electrify ships. expand full story

Electric boats Stories July 31

Electric water sports is definitely a niche industry. Don’t get me wrong, there are some awesome electric watercraft out there, including electric boats powered by BMW i3 batteries, electric trucking company-owned electric jet skis even more radical options such as an electric bicycle with hydrofoils to let you pedal across the water.

But if you’re looking for something in between those options, something with the speed of a sport boat or jet ski combined with the thrill of a motorbike, all designed for skimming the surface of the water, then Swedish company Awake might have you covered. expand full story

Electric boats Stories June 18

The Jaguar Vector Racing has been working for the past year to convert a speedboat to electric propulsion by leveraging Formula E technology and it has now broken electric speed records with the battery-powered boat. expand full story

Electric boats Stories May 4

Earlier this morning, we reported on the Norwegian Parliament acting to halt emissions from cruise ships and ferries in the Norwegian world heritage fjords.

Now we’ve learned of a new all-electric ship that could be perfect to take over the traffic in the fjords without polluting the air and it’s going into operation in Norway by the end of the month. expand full story

Norway’s majestic fjords have become popular tourist attractions over the years. For example, more than 300.000 cruise passenger visited Geiranger last year and as a result of it, the local air pollution has become a periodical health hazard.

Now the Norwegian Parliament has acted to halt emissions from cruise ships and ferries in the Norwegian world heritage fjords – making them zero-emission zones by 2026 where only electric ships will be able to go.

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Electric boats Stories May 1

Robert Allan, a naval engineering firm best known for its specialty-use boats, like tug and barge transportation, has unveiled a new all-electric pilot boat to ferry pilots to their boats emission free. expand full story

Electric boats Stories February 3

The operators of the first all-electric ferry in Norway are starting to get some good data on the vehicle and it’s nothing short of impressive.

They claim that the all-electric ferry cuts emission by 95% and costs by 80% compared to fuel-powered counterparts and the results are attracting customers. expand full story

Electric boats Stories January 12

The Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed the ‘Tesla ships‘. The company announced that the vessels will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands. expand full story

Electric boats Stories December 4, 2017

Ground transport is currently leading the transition to electric propulsion, but maritime transport is now starting to see its share of electrification.

We have recently reported on several large ferries going all-electric and now a massive cargo ship in China has been officially launched with a battery powertrain. expand full story

Electric boats Stories October 18, 2017

Out of all the modes of transportation to electrify, seacraft have been somewhat overlooked even though they should actually be a priority due to the disproportionate amount of pollution they emit.

Now it looks like electric boats could also be ready for the primetime after the latest record of the Wye Island Challenge, an annual electric boat marathon in Maryland, was crushed by a new startup earlier this month.  expand full story

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