Norway’s Electric Ferry Is So Impressive That 53 More Were Ordered
The first electric ferries – Ampere in Norway (since 2015) and Elektra in Finland (since 2017), have proven their capabilities and operators are now lining up in the queue to purchase more.
The Ampere, built by Fjellstrand Shipyar with Siemens and Corvus Energy, decreased emissions by 95% and costs by 80% (compared to standard ferries), as well as noise.
With over a 1 MWh battery, two 450 kW electric motors from Siemens and 1.2 MW fast charging when loading/unloading, it’s an excellent solution for the sea.
According to latest reports, 53 similar ferries were ordered after Ampere led the way.
Here are the specs of the ferry and video featuring Elektra: