Norway to Launch World’s First Electric Car Ferry; Will Take Only 10 Minutes to Recharge

by Lidija Grozdanic, 01/11/13

The world’s first electric ferry will operate across the Sognefjord fjord in Norway starting 2015. With the capacity to carryi 360 passengers and 120 cars, the ferry will run on batteries that will take just 10 minutes to recharge between trips. The design was developed in collaboration between Siemens and Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand. After winning a competition organized by Norway’s Ministry of Transport, the project was picked up by shipping company Norlend, who have been granted the license to operate the electric-powered car ferry on the route until 2025.

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