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Kaohsiung City government launches Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry


Finnish manufacturer Visedo OY has designed the ferry’s retrofitted powertrain Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry has been launched in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a move which could revolutionise marine transport in the region. The vehicle in question is in fact one of the city’s incumbent tourist ferries, which carries passengers to and from Cijin …

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Saft Marine Li-Ion Batteries to Provide Storage for ABB’s Hybrid Cable-Laying Vessel

Read the full press release below: Paris, December 7, 2015 – Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a contract by ABB Marine to supply a specialized high power liquid cooled lithium-ion (Li-ion) Super Phosphate™ (SLFP) battery system for ABB’s new …

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XALT Energy to Supply Li-ion Packs to Efficient Drivetrains for PHEVs (Green Car Congress)

XALT Energy and Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announced a tentative agreement through which XALT will supply EDI with its NMC graphite Lithium-ion battery energy storage packs for use in EDI’s PHEV PowerDrive and electric power export solutions. XALT has begun shipment of the initial order and is expected to complete shipments under …

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ABB to Power Futuristic Hybrid Ferry on Norwegian Fjords

Read the full press release below: Zurich, Switzerland, December 3, 2015 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will provide integral technology to one of the most innovative ship designs ever seen on the Norwegian fjords. The ferry will couple its striking appearance with ABB’s cutting edge maritime …

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Sandia Labs Partnering with Red and White Fleet to Develop H2 Fuel Cell Passenger Ferry (Green Car Congress)

Sandia National Laboratories and San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet are partnering in a project—SF-BREEZE (San Francisco Bay Renewable Energy Electric vessel with Zero Emissions)—to develop a high-speed, hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered passenger ferry and refuelling station. The hydrogen refuelling station is planned to be the largest in the world and serve fuel cell …

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