PHOTO CAPTION: Computer illustration of future NORLED electric ferry.

European Group Developing Electric Car Ferry for Norway

A new, all-electric ferry being built in Norway will operate between Lavik and Oppedal abd carry 120 cars and 360 passengers starting in 2015

Published: 16-Jan-2013

Siemens, Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand and shipping company Norled have developed what they say is the world’s first electrically powered car ferry.

The 80-meter vessel can carry 120 cars and 360 passengers. From 2015 onward, it will serve the route between Lavik and Oppedal, Norway, across the Sognefjord.

The vessel currently serving this route uses on average one million liters of diesel and emits 570 metric tons of carbon dioxide and 15 metric tons of nitrogen oxides a year.


Hydrogenesis fuel cell ferry.

The 12-passenger hydrogen fuel cell ferry is built by the Bristol Hydrogen Boats consortium.

Illustration of proposed Zero Emission ferry that would operate in Baltic Sea.

The zero-emission ferries would have 8.3 MW fuel cells and 140 m3 hydrogen tanks, as well as 2.4 MWh of battery capacity, sufficient for a passage of 48 hours.


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