Electric boats!

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

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  2. gooki

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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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  5. gooki

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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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    Yesterday Wellington members of the Sustainable Business Network enjoyed their Christmas outing on the new Electric Ferry - named the Ika Rere. It was a beautiful calm summer evening on the harbour. At low speeds the boat is very quiet but at 20 knots there is significant rumble from the propellors. She was lightly loaded with about 35 pax, and with a full load of 100 apparently it is quieter.
    Here are pictures of its charging station which is a high capacity car charging unit, and the charging port which takes standard CCS2 connections, as well as the battery management and display screen.
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  16. interestedinEV

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    This electric ferry uses a very long extension cord

    And why not, if the ferry travel length is say across a river etc, this makes more sense then have large batteries
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  17. As long as the cord doesn't impede normal traffic, this seems way better than batteries: a lot cheaper for one, and you could probably add more load, making it even more cost effective.
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    Zen 50: Luxury Electric Yacht With Solar Panels And Wingsail For Boat Life

    Here is the link to their website. It is very interesting concept

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