Largest All-Electric Ferry Finished Its Inaugural Trip

The electric ferry called Ellen was on the waters of South Denmark on August 15th. It traveled from the port of Fynshav and arrived in Søby.

For some time now electric ferries have been gaining more power on the market. This happened especially after Norwegian ‘Ampere,’ the first electric model of a ship, reported a savings of 95% on emissions and 80% on costs. These numbers were gathered in two years of use.

Now, the Ellen comes as the largest ferry ever made with two motors and a 4.3MWh battery. The ship is 60m long and 13m wide.

On a press release note, the company responsible for the battery inside the Ellen, Leclanché said:

“The world’s largest all-electric ferry, named Eferry Ellen, made its first commercial trip early this morning, Thursday, August 15th, 2019, connecting the ports of Søby and Fynshav, on the islands of Aerø and Als, in southern Denmark. This revolutionary ship, capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers. It is powered by a battery system with an unprecedented capacity of 4.3MWh provided by Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of the world’s leading energy storage companies.”

They continued on the matter of emissions:

“It will prevent the release of 2000 tonnes of CO2, 42 tonnes of NOX, 2.5 tonnes of particulates and 1.4 tonnes of SO2 into the atmosphere.”

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