Hybrid Ferry will start operation in Finnish archipelago

Discussion in 'Hybrid' started by kerosene, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. kerosene
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    kerosene Senior Member

    some facts translated:
    Finland's first battery operated ferry Elektra will start operation in Midsummer.
    98m length 16m beam, can carry 90 passenger cars, steel hull, 2 x 900 kW motors and 2 x 520 kWh lithium battery banks. 3 x 420 kWe (kWA?) backup generators.

    charging happens in loading andunloading points - about 5 minutes at a time.

    A study made in Norway suggest that 70% of the ferry fleet would be worth converting to partially or fully electric. Maintenance and fuel cost is drastically lowered.

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    just to get an idea of the route, these are typically very short distance connection vessels. The routes are an extension to the public road network. I will be using this in July.
     

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