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Ferry good: Wärtsilä floats wireless charging

Wärtsilä’s wireless charging system is the first in the world to operate successfully with a coastal ferry.

Wireless charging used for the first time in Wärtsilä-led hybrid ferry project In a world-first project, technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested an automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for …

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KONGSBERG-led consortium to work on new electric ferry

Concept image for the Pilot-E ferry

KONGSBERG has signed a Research & Innovation (R&I) contract with PILOT-E to develop zero emission, full-electric, autonomous ferry concepts. The PILOT-E program is a collaboration between the Norwegian Research Council, Innovasjon Norge and Enova. KONGSBERG is heading the consortium with Grenland Energy on marine battery technology, Fjellstrand shipyard on vessel …

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Torqueedo finds unconventional use for BMW i3 batteries

Source: Torqueedo
BMW i3 versus Kaiser K-625

BMW has partnered with Torqueedo to supply electric boats with the latest i3 battery pack. German boat manufacturer Torqueedo has confirmed that it is producing electric boats with batteries from BMW’s i3 vehicle. The 2017 i3 battery has been specifically adapted to work with Torqueedo’s Deep Blue 80i electric boat …

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New partnership for Energy Observer


Pioneering clean energy-driven vessel demonstrates possibilities for hydrogen and battery power A few months ago, the world’s first catamaran powered solely by renewable sources was launched. The pioneering Energy Observer vessel was developed by research institute CEA Liten, and features a combination of low-carbon technologies which will enable it to …

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Visedo forges more marine partnerships


Agreements with Kongsberg and Veth will see new applications for electric drive technology Finnish electric drivetrain manufacturer Visedo is broadening its marine horizons even further with the signing of new partnership deals with two major firms from the sector. During the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam the …

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