VIDEO: World’s largest plug-in hybrid delivered

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Color Hybrid (Copyright: UAvpic)

Norway’s Ulstein Verft shipyard has delivered the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, to Color Line. Measuring 160 m in length and 27.1 m in beam, the vessel can carry 2,000 passengers and 500 cars.

Color Hybrid introduces new solutions to reduce noise and emissions. The vessel is a plug-in hybrid, where the five-megawatt batteries can be charged with environmentally friendly power from shore power in Sandefjord. The vessel will go silently in and out of the fjord of Sandefjord without emissions of greenhouse gases, or NOx and SOxs to air in the area.

The battery pack weighs 65 tons and can be recharged in one hour. The ship also has a heat reservoir of five megawatts which utilizes heat from both the wake and the exhaust for heating. This, together with an optimal hull construction, helps to make the vessel energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Measuring 160 m in length and 27.1 m in the beam, the vessel has a capacity of carrying 2,000 passengers and 500 cars.

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