World's first battery-powered electric ferry enters service


(LAVIK, Norway) — The world’s first battery-powered electric ferry has entered service in Norway, Energy & Environment Management magazine reported. The 262-foot Ampere is operated by Norled, which says the use of lithium-ion batteries will reduce the cost of fuel by up to 60 percent. Siemens installed the electric propulsion system and erected charging stations for the ferry.

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By Professional Mariner Staff