Electric boats!

Discussion in 'Other EVs' started by Domenick, Oct 13, 2017.

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  3. Nanaimo to Gabriola Island hybrid ferries set sail tomorrow @ 5:15 am. I (and probably a lot of marine wildlife) am definitely looking forward to the new quiet ride:)
    "VICTORIA – Commuters on the Gabriola-Nanaimo Harbour route are set to travel on the fleet’s newest Island Class vessels starting Tuesday, April 12 at 5:15 am.
    Island Class ferries are battery equipped ships designed for future full electric operation. The ships are fitted with hybrid technology that bridges the gap until shore charging infrastructure and funding becomes available in B.C. From the exterior details to the engines, the design of the new vessels reduces underwater radiated noise, lowers emissions and improves customer service."
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    Great to see NZ electrifying ferries.
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  8. Coming to a Marina near you:
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  10. Should help reduce underwater noise as well- good for marine life. I also like the green color, lets it stand out and be noticed.
    I am amazed by the recharge time, 2.784 MWh in about 2 hours, hope not a printing error.
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  12. Thought I would throw in the spec sheet from manufacturer:
    product-sheet-rsd-tug-2513-electric.pdf (storyblok.com)
    also details on the the port's charging facilities:
    Installation starts on tug charging facilities at Ports of Auckland - Baird Maritime
    "The system will have a rated output of 1,500 kW to ensure the tug’s batteries, even when fully depleted, can be fully charged in as little as two hours."
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  13. Time Magazine likes Sparky - Names it one of 2022 best inventions :) https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/300736438/ports-of-auckland-electric-tug-named-one-of-times-best-inventions-of-2022
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