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Load it up peeps, this ferry is all-electric.

Load it up peeps, this ferry is all-electric.

The short version:

  • The Danes are claiming they have the largest all-electric ferry.
  • The ferry “Ellen” is 195 feet long, powered by a 4.3 MWh lithium-ion battery pack, can carry 30 cars and 200 passengers.
  • The massive battery pack was made by conversion company Leclanche.
  • The ferry should displace 2,000 tons of carbon-dioxide a year, plus 42 tons of nitrogen oxides, 2.5 tons of particulates, and 1.4 tons of sulfur-dioxide every year.

A great example of using electric where it makes sense. Right now we haven’t figured out long-haul shipping, but the short trips that ferries make are perfect for electric boats. Congrats to Denmark for pushing this forward.

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