THE WORLD'S FIRST SUPERCHARGED

ELECTRIC FERRY

THE WORLD'S FIRST SUPERCHARGED

ELECTRIC FERRY



In 2014, Echandia Marine and Green City Ferries retrofitted a conventional vessel to launch the world's first supercharged TM electric passenger ferry using Echandia's system. Virtually silent and producing zero emissions, GCF's ferries are powered by propulsion systems from Echandia Marine and can supercharge in ten minutes and run for an hour.

Movitz operates in the centre of Stockholm, on a route between Solna Strand and Gamla Stan, the heart of Stockholm's Old Town. For more details about the timetable and route, click here.


QUICK CHARGING
PROPULSION SYSTEM

Instead of a 250kW diesel engine using 50 m3 of diesel per year, omitting 130 tons of CO2, 1,5 tons of NOX and 80 kg of particles, GCF's boats have two 125 kW electric motors placed outside the hull in so-called PODs. The system is powered by super-advanced Nickel-Metal-Hydrid (NiMH) 180 kWh batteries from the Swedish company Nilar. NiMH batteries deliver high power instantly and can be charged very quickly. Boats need around 90 kW to cruise at 9 knots.

The ability to Supercharge TM for ten minutes and then operate for an hour is an extremely important development for the passenger ferry industry, which operates a strict timetable. Furthermore, it reduces the need for large battery packs. The ferry can charge while passengers embark and disembark.

SUPERCHARGE TIME

10
MINUTES
1 HOUR
OPERATIONTIME

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