FAQ

ABOUT ECHANDIA MARINE

Where did you get the idea for your electric propulsion system?

Through years of work with naval ship development.

Who is behind Echandia Marine?

Echandia Marine is run by a team of passionate engineers and entrepreneurs, all working in the clean energy space. Read our Executive Bios page for more information.

Where can I see your prototype boat?

Our prototype boat is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. You are welcome to visit us and we will give you a demonstration.

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES

Can your boats be powered using solar power?

Yes, but only to supply domestic/hotel loads (lights, heating, pumps etc), not for main propulsion since the generated power is too low.

EFFICIENCY

Why are your boats more efficient?

The electric motors and motor controllers are highly efficient, each component having an efficiency of 98% compared to roughly 30-35% for a combustion engine.

Our plug-in hybrid boats recharge from the land grid with the possibility of using an onboard diesel-electric generator as well. When using energy produced in renewable power plants (hydro, wind, wave etc) we also minimize the total environmental impact of the complete energy chain.

ELECTRICITY

What's the difference between an electric vehicle and a hybrid?

Electric and hybrid boats both use technology that decreases the need for petrol for powering boat engines. Electric boats are totally electric so they must be plugged in and charged.  The range of the vehicle is only as far as the charge. Hybrid vehicles use a mixture of gasoline and electricity to create a more efficient, partially electric vehicle which can go further than an electric one without charge.

What is a hybrid electric boat

It is a boat fitted with an electric propulsion motor, battery and electric generator in where the battery can be recharged from the land grid.

ENVIRONMENT

Don't electric vehicles cause a different type of pollution?

It is true that whilst electric cars don't burn fossil fuels, meaning that they are assumed to be cleaner for the environment and safer for people, this doesn't take into account how the electricity they use is generated.  Recent studies have shown electric vehicles in certain countries to be more polluting than gasoline-powered vehicles.  In China, for example, electricity is generated from fossil fuels. About 85% of the country's electricity is powered by fossil fuels, of which 95% is coal.

Scandinavia and some other countries, however, use electricity from clean energy sources, meaning that they are far less polluting than vehicles powered by conventional fuels.

Why are your boats more efficient?

The electric motors and motor controllers are highly efficient, each component having an efficiency of 98% compared to roughly 30-35% for a combustion engine.

Our plug-in hybrid boats recharge from the land grid with the possibility of using an onboard diesel-electric generator as well. When using energy produced in renewable power plants (hydro, wind, wave etc) we also minimize the total environmental impact of the complete energy chain.

FAQ

What's the difference between an electric vehicle and a hybrid?

Electric and hybrid boats both use technology that decreases the need for petrol for powering boat engines. Electric boats are totally electric so they must be plugged in and charged.  The range of the vehicle is only as far as the charge. Hybrid vehicles use a mixture of gasoline and electricity to create a more efficient, partially electric vehicle which can go further than an electric one without charge.

GENERAL

Where did you get the idea for your electric propulsion system?

Through years of work with naval ship development.

Where can I see your prototype boat?

Our prototype boat is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. You are welcome to visit us and we will give you a demonstration.

PRODUCTS

What's the difference between an electric vehicle and a hybrid?

Electric and hybrid boats both use technology that decreases the need for petrol for powering boat engines. Electric boats are totally electric so they must be plugged in and charged.  The range of the vehicle is only as far as the charge. Hybrid vehicles use a mixture of gasoline and electricity to create a more efficient, partially electric vehicle which can go further than an electric one without charge.

What is a hybrid electric boat

It is a boat fitted with an electric propulsion motor, battery and electric generator in where the battery can be recharged from the land grid.

Can your boats be powered using solar power?

Yes, but only to supply domestic/hotel loads (lights, heating, pumps etc), not for main propulsion since the generated power is too low.

Where can I see your prototype boat?

Our prototype boat is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. You are welcome to visit us and we will give you a demonstration.

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