Ferries are rapidly adopting electric powertrains as the first few all-electric ferries in operation are proving to be doing an excellent job. Now we’ve learned of a new all-electric ferry, reportedly the world’s largest all-electric ferry, completing its maiden trip. expand full story
Electric boats Stories August 21
Electric boats Stories August 2
The world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship has hit the water for the first time with a massive battery capacity equivalent to 50 Tesla battery packs. expand full story
Electric boats Stories August 1
Nidec, a Japanese manufacturer of electric motors and other systems, announced that it has installed an electric power system inside a 165′ Wider ‘mega yacht’. expand full story
Electric boats Stories July 19
Konrad Bergstrom, the Swedish tech millionaire behind the new electric boat startup X Shore, says that he was inspired by Tesla to create its lineup of electric boats.
The company recently unveiled its latest creation: the X Shore Eelex 8000. expand full story
Electric boats Stories May 6
Niagara Falls’ famous Maid of the Mist boat tour is getting the first two all-electric passenger vessels constructed in the US. The new zero-emission boats are expected to debut in mid-September this year.
Electric boats Stories February 10
While we all like to think of the more glamorous parts of a day out boating, it’s not all fun and games. After nature calls and it’s time to hit the head, that sewage must go somewhere. Less scrupulous large boat operators might opt for the easy solution and turn the sea into their own personal “dump”. But that can cause major ecological damage. Instead, responsible boaters call on sewage pump-out boats, whose thankless job it is to, well, pump-out sewage from boats’ onboard tanks.
And while these sewage boats are often as dirty as their cargo, the first solar-powered electric sewage pump-out boat is now in operation using the latest in electric boat technology.
Electric boats Stories January 29
Despite looking more like a race car or quadcopter drone, the DeepFlight Dragon is actually a fully capable underwater electric submersible. And if you’ve been looking for the perfect addition to your superyacht, then look no further. Who needs a tender when you could be skimming the sea floor instead?
Electric boats Stories November 14, 2018
Torqeedo is an industry leader in electric motors for aquatic applications. The company is known for producing a wide range of motors from 500 W to 50 kW.
Now that power is doubling, as Torqeedo has announced their new line of electric motors rated for 100 kW, along with a number of new smaller motors as well.
Electric boats Stories October 5, 2018
In 2019, New York City will temporarily close the L train subway – a crucial line moving commuters between Manhattan and Brooklyn. The city hopes to alleviate the inevitable commuting nightmare with alternative bus routes and even rentable electric bicycles. However, a new electric ferry service combined with a complete electric vehicle transportation suite could help take the edge off commuters’ struggles.
Electric boats Stories August 17, 2018
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