A new fleet of all-electric ferries with massive battery packs is going into production - cuts emissions by 95% and costs by 80%
Several recent projects seem to indicate that maritime transport is well on its way to go electric and ferries are at the forefront. The Havyard shipyard announced that it received a contract to build seven battery-powered ferries for Fjord1, Norwegian transport conglomerate.
The news comes after the operators of the first all-electric ferry in Norway, the ‘Ampere’, reported some impressive statistics after operating the ship for over 2 years. They claim that the all-electric ferry cuts emissions by 95% and costs by 80%.
Unsurprisingly, the potential cost savings are attracting a lot of orders for new electric ferries and for the conversion of existing diesel-powered ferries.
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