MTU partners with Li-Ion battery specialist Akasol

JULY 21, 2015 — Darmstadt, Germany, based Li-Ion (lithium ion) battery specialist Akasol GmbH  says it has formed a development partnership with Rolls-Royce’s MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH unit. The partnership is aimed at

Saft to supply battery systems for hybrid ferry

JUNE 23, 2015 — Bagnolet, France, headquartered Saft S.A. has won a contract to supply state-of-the-art Li-ion (lithium ion) battery systems to Rotterdam headquarterd Imtech Marine which (as we reported earlier) will

Visedo to supply system for 50 m all-electric ferry

JUNE 9, 2015 — Finnish electric drive train specialist Visedo has been selected as the sole electric-system supplier for a fully electric ferry to be built by the Danish shipbuilder Søby Shipyard

Battery powered ferry enters service in Norway

MAY 19, 2015 – Ampere, the world’s first battery powered electric car and passenger ferry, has entered service in Norway. Built by the Fjellstrand shipyard, the ferry only uses 150 kWh per

Hybrid ferry achieves 38% fuel savings

APRIL 7, 2014 — Rotterdam headquartered Imtech Marine says that a hybrid propulsion system supplied for the first diesel electric, hybrid ferries built for Scottish state-owned ferry operator, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd

Battery powered ferry completes flawless six months

APRIL 3, 2014 — Mississauga, Ontario, headquartered Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL) reports that a cable ferry powered by one of its battery systems has now been sailing between Mjånes and Hisarøy in Norway

Battery powered ferry to have Azipull propulsion

MARCH 22, 2013 — Rolls-Royce plc has signed a contract for the delivery of its Azipull propulsion and control system for a “ferry of the future” that will operate on battery power