Swedish Electric Ferry arises with superfast charging
State owned Swedish power company Vattenfall has cooperated with electric propulsion specialist Echandia Marine to develope a new solution to provide fast charging for ferries and other electric vessels.
Vattenfall and Echandia Marine have developed a new solution for electric ferries that is designed to minimise emissions and noise and at the same time lower operational and maintenance costs and provide superfast charging.
The systems are installed on E/S Movitz that operates in central Stockholm and can be fully charged within 10 minutes with up to 500 kW charging power. The companies have together developed a new concept that can contribute to a more sustainable transport solution for different types of boats and ferries.
The “Power as a service” solution sees Vattenfall own and manage equipment including the charging station, the battery system and the driveline. It includes, among other things, operation and maintenance, electrical safety responsibility and any further investments during the contract period.