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Rechargeable Ship Runs on Battery Power

by Range
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I don’t know if this is that revolutionary, but for a moment I was impressed with the fact that this battery-powered ferry can travel about 80 km with 800 passengers on board.

ihi japan plug green electric ship

IHI Marine United is the maker of this plug-in ship that is powered by lithium-ion batteries. This ship is called the Zero Emission Electric Propulsion Ship. I’m not surprised that it’s Japanese with a name like that.

The ship can recharge its batteries at the ports it visits. The design prototype will be 100 feet long and will carry 800 people, and the amount of electricity needed to power it is 200 to 300 times more than what’s needed for an electric car.

80 km, that’s about 50 miles, which isn’t that long, but it makes sense for a ferry that makes frequent, short trips to be powered by electricity. The company hopes to develop a commercial vessel by 2015.

[via FarEastGizmos]

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Comments (2):

  1. Ollie says:

    Please get your facts straight, the pictured vessel is Incat hull 049 which was completed in 1998, being a 91m catamaran.

  2. Alex says:

    This is a picture of Incat o46 built in 1997 when it was called “Devil Cat” its now called ” T&T Express” and is working in Trinidad and Tobago.

    This picture has absolutely nothing to do with this article.

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