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RegGuheert
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Re: BEV cargo ships discussion

Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:02 am

It appears that a Dutch company called Port-Liner is joining the electric cargo ship market:
InsideEVs wrote:Specs for the smaller ships:

52 metres long and 6.7m wide
can carry 24 20-foot containers weighing up to 425 tonnes
single 20-foot battery for 15 hours of operation

Spec for the larger ships:

110m long
can carry 270 containers
four batteries for 35 hours of operation

According to the articles, the electric version has 8% more cargo space than its diesel counterpart.

This is a market for BEVs that I was really surprised to see, but it is gaining "steam".
RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K mi. on 041413; 20K mi. (55.7Ah) on 080714; 30K mi. (52.0Ah) on 123015; 40K mi. (49.8Ah) on 020817; 50K mi. (47.2Ah) on 120717; 60K mi. (43.66Ah) on 091918.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

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Re: BEV cargo ships discussion

Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:06 pm

insideEVs has a feature on a couple of battery-electric ferries with 53 more on order:
InsideEVs wrote:The first electric ferries – Ampere in Norway (since 2015) and Elektra in Finland (since 2017), have proven their capabilities and operators are now lining up in the queue to purchase more.

The Ampere, built by Fjellstrand Shipyar with Siemens and Corvus Energy, decreased emissions by 95% and costs by 80% (compared to standard ferries), as well as noise.

With over a 1 MWh battery, two 450 kW electric motors from Siemens and 1.2 MW fast charging when loading/unloading, it’s an excellent solution for the sea.

RegGuheert
2011 Leaf SL Demo vehicle
10K mi. on 041413; 20K mi. (55.7Ah) on 080714; 30K mi. (52.0Ah) on 123015; 40K mi. (49.8Ah) on 020817; 50K mi. (47.2Ah) on 120717; 60K mi. (43.66Ah) on 091918.
Enphase Inverter Measured MTBF: M190, M215, M250, S280

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