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  • Published on May 14, 2019
  • On our recent Tesla Model 3 test drive we crossed from Denmark to Sweden on a 100% battery electric ferry. The 4 kilometre crossing between Helsingborg in Sweden and Helsingør in Denmark doesn't seem that far, but this ferry is crossing up to 46 times a day, and charging for a few minutes each side. The route handles more than 7 million passengers and almost 2 million vehicles each year with crossings every 15 minutes.
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Comments • 979

  • Jeremy Bradley
    Jeremy Bradley Month ago +531

    I absolutely love these non car electric videos. You spoke to the perfect person Robert in the chief engineer... What a star he is. Shipping is the next big carbon/pollution challenge. The world's shipping fleet turns out more CO2 than Germany per year.
    It's a big deal if more companies realise that this can be achieved - if only at short distances to start with. But that still would be huge for the local communities - imagine if all the Calmac ferries between the islands on Scotland were electrified. Isle of Wight ferry...

    • tesla guy
      tesla guy 28 days ago

      How about converting the ferries that sail from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk to electric? I mean, it's only a 1.5-2hr trip...

    • Jørn Nydahl
      Jørn Nydahl Month ago

      Here's a video of one of the many new electric ferries trafficing the fjords of Norway. It carries approx 120 cars. : vimeo.com/310994018
      It uses around 120-150 Kwh in one trip which is 7.7 km and lasts around 23 minutes with 6-7 minutes charing time on each side. Averaging 13 knots. There is three identical ferries on this ferry connection between Hareid and Sulesund in Norway.

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      @Hamish Campbell: The brand name is "Skysails".
      And yes, the results are pretty poor.
      There are good reasons, why ships used for transportation don't use sails any more.
      And why millers don't use windmills any more.

    • Hamish Campbell
      Hamish Campbell Month ago

      @Owen C You should look up the wing sails they are trialing for large ships. I believe they get around a 5% reduction in fuel usage with these. Micro bubbles is another thing they are trialing with similar results.

    • mPky1
      mPky1 Month ago

      @Jeremy Bradley batteries by the major manufacturer's, Panasonic, LG Chem, AISC, BMW uses a very high proportion of renewables

      m: Lithium production is at record amoutns because of this demand.

      It also takes enormous amounts of energy to refind and make the battery. Nothing is free.

      Feel free to show PROPER research showing that battery production for a car is tiny.

  • Mike O'Mara
    Mike O'Mara Day ago

    The automated charging system is something else, an extraordinary piece of engineering. I wonder why they don't put solar panels on the roof as well, seems like a lost opportunity to me

  • Justin M
    Justin M 2 days ago

    Most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life! And it sucks that the United States is fighting this electric revolution so hard! Was ready to buy a #nissan #leaf last weekend and the saleslady actually tried talking me out of buying it!! Couldn't believe it. And #electrifyamerica just installed some 350kw DC fast charge stations in montana so there's no reason we shouldn't be making this jump.

  • Wayne Davis
    Wayne Davis 9 days ago

    Bring Tesla in to experiment with solid state batteries plus ultra capacitors..... Its a known fact that super tankers put out the equivalent of 50 million cars in pollution every year so one of the biggest polluters is shipping.

  • matsv201
    matsv201 12 days ago

    Lets se.. 4MWh of charging 6 minuts avreagera per crossing, 46 times a day.
    He say they can do 3,5 crossing per charge... so that is about 25% per crossing
    So if i get this right that is 25% charging on avreagera per crossing, 46 times a day.. That´s 11 charges a day.
    That is 4200 charges a year... and that would be 21 000 charging over 5 years (Granted they never run the diesels... so its not quite that many)
    Now i happen to know they using Lithium titanid battery that is rated for 7000 charges. You can extend the lifespan a bit by optimal charges (also, Lithium Titanid can handle very high charging currents)... But extending them 3 times? that is kind of a strech, the best i seen is about 1,6-1,7 times...
    Granted, the ship charging is very close to optimal, but still

  • Dr sausage fingers
    Dr sausage fingers 13 days ago +1

    maybe in the future when most cars are electric, we could have a ones in which the passengers plug in there car into the ship, joining together to completely power or at least contribute towards the required power to drive the ferry.. of course offering charging stations at the arrival but in return the ferry company could offer much cheaper tickets, as there running costs are kinda free, along with saving a lot of money for not requiring to purchase a massive lithium battery and charging station for an electric ferry such as we currently have.

  • david Box
    david Box 15 days ago

    wow beautiful

  • dranenko
    dranenko 16 days ago

    All my respect for the company and also the government who supported this incredible achievement. Congrats

  • Virus_City
    Virus_City 16 days ago

    I feel like I’m watching a movie, excellent production quality! Great job guys, continue these non-cars electric videos! Very interesting, thank you!

  • Alex Hoo
    Alex Hoo 21 day ago

    Well spin my nipple-nuts, it's Kryten.

  • Resist Dk
    Resist Dk 22 days ago

    As a Dane its nice to see this about our ferry to Sweden But im a little disappointed in general to see that this ,otherwise huge channel, doesnt have anything about the Danish EV Kewet and its Norwegian successor Kewet/Buddy? Theres several thousands of these still running, mostly in Denmark and Norway but they are sold around the globe.

  • Paul M
    Paul M 24 days ago

    The environment is only one aspect. But you have to love the engineering. I think we live in a time that is just as exiting then when the first steam engines made their way in the world.

  • Kuth70
    Kuth70 24 days ago

    That is absolutely beautiful to see. I just wish the change would happen faster all over the world.
    Near me, Niagara falls just converted their Maid of the Mist tour boats. Baby steps I guess.

  • CyPhi68
    CyPhi68 25 days ago

    What a great informative video. They could use these in the US in many places.

  • Christopher Leamons
    Christopher Leamons 25 days ago

    Wow!
    I also really love the opening music.

  • Aardvarks Compilations

    I am hearing Voice of Simon Pegg Lol

  • David grows dragonfruit

    Get ready for battery powered oil tankers!! 😂 just kidding. Good job though!

  • M HR
    M HR 26 days ago

    HELL FUCKING YEAR! ! ! This should be in the news! ! !So AWSOME! ! ! :D

  • Larry Butler
    Larry Butler 27 days ago

    How much inefficient coal do we burn to recharge this crap?

    • Roman Val
      Roman Val 12 days ago

      None. Sweden doesn't burn any coal. They got plenty of wind, hydro, and nuclear power.

  • Xanthopteryx
    Xanthopteryx 27 days ago

    A tip of another electric ferry: A cable ferry in west part of Sweden: The first one being converted to electricity, using a huge cable reel! Works perfectly! ruclip.com/video/wtfWGM6if-Q/video.html

  • Robin Yilmaz
    Robin Yilmaz 28 days ago

    Charging at 6MW. A common land windturbine generates about 2MW on a good day. So it occupies a minimum of three entire windturbines to charge. Or about 0,8% of a regular nuclear power plant.

  • Mark Gaudie Founder of Northwest England EV Owners

    That’s one bloody big charger that is. Very cool 😎

  • Gacheru Mburu
    Gacheru Mburu 28 days ago

    👏👏👍👍👌👌

  • chroma
    chroma 29 days ago

    750VAC to DC is not an "inverter" because DC is not inverted. DC is direct current, not alternating current, which is what an inverter is used to create. 17000 crossings per year? I could believe 1700. This reporter seems not so good at engineering and math. :)

  • Huey Freeman
    Huey Freeman 29 days ago

    No engine room.

  • Vink
    Vink 29 days ago

    You know you're playing with the real toys when 10,700 volts is described as merely "medium voltage"

  • Mark Morris
    Mark Morris Month ago

    Must be a big plug for that

  • J J
    J J Month ago

    Bravo!

  • A Naam
    A Naam Month ago

    I noticed you can stand in the battery container safely, does that also apply to the automated robot charging arm? What's the accident prevention list on paper, what does the electrician, engineer or anyone near the robot arm have to think about, especially when you can't keep an eye on it all the time? Will the person be fired if not complying to certain safety rules? Is that necessary?
    Savety first, because that's what it can deliver. (Make it foolproof.)
    (Thanks for the project and realization, very cool indeed.)

  • Javier Rivera
    Javier Rivera Month ago

    mmm dat robot arm plugging the charger.. beautiful!

  • Simon Brooke
    Simon Brooke Month ago +1

    Excellent video! You need to be doing more of this and less of the supercar porn.

  • sanjuansteve
    sanjuansteve Month ago

    I love it!! How much are they saving in fuel and maintenance and so how long will it take for their Return On Investment?

  • Mark Daniels
    Mark Daniels Month ago

    Electricity and water... Shocking.

  • ramazan samur
    ramazan samur Month ago +1

    Thanks to you we get info about the electric transition projects on live.
    Good work!

  • Ian T.J Brodrick
    Ian T.J Brodrick Month ago +1

    You know you're talking to a chief engineer when his favourite place in the whole world is the engine room.

  • HoodedToe
    HoodedToe Month ago

    Well...bugga me, I am an old school fart who in the past 12 months has gone full EV with the Kona and am now thinking its time too upgrade my brain with a new lease of learning. Been having a beer or 3 and realised what my passion pertaining to learning is....Alternative fuel ideas and concepts . I am 49yrs old and it took me now to realise what I had already thought about without even realising it ......Cheers Fully Charged!!
    Groovy :)

  • Ronan Rogers
    Ronan Rogers Month ago

    Fantastic.
    I read that there are more than 90,000 Panamax or larger container vessels in the world.
    Just 1 container vessels produces the annual sulphur dioxide emissions of 50 million cars. newatlas.com/shipping-pollution/11526/

  • DrDewott
    DrDewott Month ago

    You know what's funny? I live just a good 12 or so miles from this ferry and yet I didn't know about them becoming fully electric, let alone the change of ownership from Scandlines to brand new ForSea. I only heard about it once I was already seeing the ferries, while on the DFDS mini cruise up towards Oslo.

  • Cynthia Nugent
    Cynthia Nugent Month ago

    I would be very interested to know if there is a difference in noise levels. In Vancouver, boat traffic noise is seriously affecting the Orca whale's ability to hunt. The 75 resident whales are starving due to declining fish stocks, marine noise and pollution.

  • zoomosis
    zoomosis Month ago

    Great video!
    Impressive ship. I feel like the weak link in the chain here could ultimately be the robot arms that connect the ferry to the charger. I wonder if there's some sort of manual backup system if it fails?

  • FunnyHacks
    FunnyHacks Month ago

    I'm curious about the charging side. If they aren't already, they could make a huge reduction of the load on the infrastructure by by charging batteries at each end, which can deliver the power quickly when the ship arrives. It would have a bit of a cost on efficiency though.

  • PlugIn Caroo
    PlugIn Caroo Month ago

    Ships use a lot of diesel so electric is more economical. They have huge surface are to lay solar panels plus they are always in the sun. Perfect for an EV. The worst part about diesel boats are the noise of the motor... just hate it.

    • e s
      e s Month ago

      Commercial lawn mowing equipment is worse than automotive and marine diesel applications for noise pollution

  • Patrick Powers
    Patrick Powers Month ago

    Sad that it is now proving to be unnecessary to go electric like this - the more so because carbon is not the problem it was thought to be - at least according to the latest science. And what a huge power supply is needed too. We really should try this sort of technology out but not rush into insisting on it too soon.

  • Mr Corndog
    Mr Corndog Month ago

    Can we get Greenpeace to fuck off though? also one ferry using electric isnt solving the inevitable. ALL FUEL WILL RUN OUT BY 2050 ANYWAY. It is charged by fossil fuels so how is this saving the environment? what happened to bio fuels that produced 0 carbon footprint? We will run out of lithium soon anyway now

    • Oshe Shango
      Oshe Shango Month ago

      We won't run out of lithium any time soon, because we are not going to use lithium ion batteries forever.

  • Pete Richardson
    Pete Richardson Month ago

    Great achievement, but trying to keep the batteries between 40-66% is pretty tough in any application except for such short journeys as these. This shows the challenges in trying to preserve battery life in other use cases, e.g. EVs and mobile phones where you don't want to be restricted in range/time with frequent charging.

  • GKBStudioD
    GKBStudioD Month ago

    How much co2 does it create in battery production as well as charging?

    • Roman Val
      Roman Val 12 days ago +1

      @GKBStudioD Not in Sweden. A majority of their energy is zero carbon; specifically hydro/wind and nuclear. All their coal plants were decommissioned, and the only fossil fuel plant left is a single natural gas standing by as a peaker plant.

    • GKBStudioD
      GKBStudioD 27 days ago

      Oshe Shango most of the power used to recharge the battery is produced by fossil fuel and nuclear isn't it?

    • Oshe Shango
      Oshe Shango Month ago

      The battery is recyclable and reusable. So even if it produces more CO2, it goes a longer way than gasoline ever would, resulting in a lower carbon footprint.

  • Salipander ErisGeenAnder

    Great topic, very nice knowledgeable engineer. I hope to see similar electric ferries in the Netherlands soon!

  • kloparen
    kloparen Month ago +2

    I had no idea, and I live in Sweden. Could be, because this and twitter is my only source of news. LOL great news! 17.000 trips / year without gas, this is amazing!

    • matsv201
      matsv201 12 days ago

      Well on the danish side they charge mostly with coal.. so.. Well its at least not norwegan oil

  • Athan Immortal
    Athan Immortal Month ago

    This is such a fantastic project. I actually love that the batteries are just plopped on top like that, it would make changing them easier as well. I also like all the thought that went into charging the ship at both ends so that they don't go too deep on the discharges. All the thoughts that went into this, I love it.

  • Romulous75
    Romulous75 Month ago

    Did you know in northern England they are chopping down trees to install 5G ?

  • Romulous75
    Romulous75 Month ago

    Did you know termites produce more CO2 than humans ?

  • Romulous75
    Romulous75 Month ago

    Oh look, a coal powered boat. Coal -> Electricity -> Batteries -> Boat.

    • david mccorrie
      david mccorrie Month ago

      @Romulous75 it isn't false that generation of electricity (depending on how it is produced) can come at a high price to the environment and so do the batteries production and disposal.
      Just that these issues are not as clearly seen, when a boat or car moves without an exhaust pipe.

    • Romulous75
      Romulous75 Month ago

      @david mccorrie actually that is false. The historic average co2 level is 2000ppm. We are at 400ppm currently. Climate action is a ruse to move industry for profit. More and more aircraft are flying, more runways are being constructed. Trees are being chopped down to make way for 5G. Things don't add up.
      It's also interesting that termites create more co2 than humans.

    • david mccorrie
      david mccorrie Month ago

      Very true everyone seems to have forgotten that the production and storage of electricity in batteries comes at a high cost to the environment

  • Sad But Mad Lad
    Sad But Mad Lad Month ago

    Very efficient to use coal, gas, oil, and nuclear generated electricity and then convert it from AC to DC and then use it - Not! So much energy wasted in heat in all the conversion stages. Greenies are stupid if they think this is the future.

  • NZ Salt Flats Racer
    NZ Salt Flats Racer Month ago +1

    Looking at the whole picture, the electric power is generated by what?

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      In the case of Sweden: Very climate-friendly: mainly hydro and nuclear, some wind power,...
      Denmark still burns a lot of coal, but plans the coal phase-out for 2030.

  • Alessandro Torboli
    Alessandro Torboli Month ago

    Amazing! This is the kind of electric vehicles I want to see. Very good job.

  • Stuart
    Stuart Month ago

    Fantastic! Would solar panels on future iterations (maybe even a few wind turbines) be practical?

  • B5429671 XJ
    B5429671 XJ Month ago

    The bigger the vehicle, the most money you save by going electric. This is just more evidence about the idiocy of hydrogen.

    • B5429671 XJ
      B5429671 XJ Month ago

      @Just Curious My point was that there are many other possible outcomes that are just as likely or more likely than hydrogen. Lab-grown meat is quickly developing and it will free up vast amounts of land. Genetic engineering continues to improve and could very well double sugar output on farms. Both of these technologies will have massive impacts within 20 years, probably within 10. This is much more realistic than hydrogen and yet it probably won't be the solution for ships.
      Fusion is very close and Lockheed isn't the only one that believes it is within reach. I'm skeptical about their claims, but it is close.
      I think we agree that the future, for now, isn't doing to be ultra low carbon for shipping. I think we just disagree on the impracticality of hydrogen. My point was that there are other impractical options that are still far better than hydrogen.

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      You are pretty much grasping at straws.
      A gigantic surplus of fertile land because of lab-grown meat? Very unlikely in foreseeable future, as well as compact fusion reactors for ships. I know about the announcement of Lockheed. No idea, what they were thinking to present this bullshit. That has damaged their reputation a lot.
      I end this discussion here, I've said what I wanted to say.
      And finally, I stress an important point again:
      There are the things we could do, we had the required technology.
      And there are the things that might really be realized in the existing frame of economy and politics.
      I'm afraid, shipping won't become "low carbon" in the next decades.
      But electric short-distance-shipping like here might become a normal thing.

    • B5429671 XJ
      B5429671 XJ Month ago

      @Just Curious Methanol, ethanol, and biofuels are FAR better and more cost effective. We can make ethanol today for about the same price as gasoline, per unit. Currently 10% of US fuels are ethanol. It would be much easier and cheaper to use ethanol. You could also use the hydrogen to make synthetic hydrocarbons, which might be easier and cheaper than using LH2. With genetic engineering and the future of lab-grown meat, we may end up with a LOT of land for growing sugarcane and sugar beets in the not too distant future. Regardless, even if this won't be possible, hydrogen just won't work.
      Battery powered ships even have more of a chance in the future. Right now it is too expensive for long distance shipping, but in the future that could change. Batteries have basically gotten about 7% cheaper every year, so in about 30-40 years they will be comparable to using diesel per mile in terms of weight (due to the efficiency difference). They will be cheaper long before then. Natural gas will probably be the main fuel for shipping over those decades unless we decide to go nuclear. Lockheed claims they can make a fusion reactor for ships within 10 years and nuclear fission has long been viable for shipping.

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      And could you specify, which kind of synthetic fuels you were thinking of?
      There are basically two groups:
      Based on biomass: Problematic regarding land use and greenhouse gas emissions, especially N2O.
      Based on CO2 and hydrogen from electrolysis: Pretty expensive.

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      Like I've already said: THEORETICALLY.
      Of course, there is not much chance for hydrogen from electrolysis, as long as fossil fuels aren't banned.

  • Richard Wraith
    Richard Wraith Month ago

    Would have been nice to know what they plan to do with all those lithium batteries in 5 years time?

  • Paul Mansfield
    Paul Mansfield Month ago

    I wonder how much cheaper it would have been if it was electrically powered from new instead of having to retrofit?

  • Jørn Nydahl
    Jørn Nydahl Month ago +1

    Here's a video of one of the many new electric ferries trafficing the fjords of Norway. It carries approx 120 cars. : vimeo.com/310994018
    It uses around 120-150 Kwh in one trip which is 7.7 km and lasts around 23 minutes with 6-7 minutes charing time on each side. Averaging 13 knots. There is three identical ferries on this ferry connection between Hareid and Sulesund in Norway.

  • Stian Jean Opedal Davies

    Norway has already got three electric ferry crossings, and our goal is 70 by 2022. We’ve also got loads of electric cars here, and it’s estimated that half of all car sales will be EV’s this year. The market share of electric cars in Oslo is about 40%. Just FYI 😊

  • DrBernon
    DrBernon Month ago

    Moving a ship with current battery technology is pure madness. All sounds pretty niche till you realize it can only make like 15 Km It can't even go from the UK to Europe!

    • DrBernon
      DrBernon Month ago

      @Just Curious Also, don't know if you noticed but the Black pearl has also electric motors and two diesel engines. I'ts not a sailing ship, it's more like a hybrid that uses the wind when it favors it and a regular engine when it doesn't. With that reduces greatly the power consumption which is obviously better that consuming power from a renewable source that could have being used to power something else.

    • DrBernon
      DrBernon Month ago

      @Just Curious Sure, sailing ships will not be used anymore. But what I'm saying is that if your goal is to make a green eco friendly ship you should do a hybrid like the Black pearl. In a ship like that the sails are motorized and can turn to use better the wind. It's nothing like the old sail ships. Also, making wind turbines to generate electricity to move ships instead of using sails makes no sense. Sails are way more efficient and practical at using the power of the wind. And the sea has way more wind that the ground has.

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      You mentioned the most obvious disadvantage of sailing: "if the wind is favorable".
      Motor powered ships don't depend on favorable wind conditions.

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      There are good reasons, why motor powered ships removed sailing ships almost everywhere.
      There will be no big renaissance of sailing ships in commercial transport. Projects like the Black Pearl are nice, but they won't change the way we transport goods across the oceans.
      And you can generate electricity as well as "Power-to-X"-fuels by using wind power.
      And propel ships with it.

    • DrBernon
      DrBernon Month ago

      ​@Just Curious And another advantage of sails is that sailing boats are super fast if the wind is favorable. A true master piece of a green and eficient boat is the Black Pearl. Just search Black Pearl (yacht) on google and you'll see.

  • Hervé Chretien
    Hervé Chretien Month ago +1

    What fuel is burnt in the powergen feeding 10 kv @ 600 amps into this ferry during port calls ?

    • DrDewott
      DrDewott Month ago

      Now that's a good question, but luckily both Denmark and Sweden are really into green energy. Denmark are already the kings of wind power and have been so since the late 70's with on average about 30-40% of energy in Denmark coming from wind alone. Of course it could still be better but we're definitely a good way down to becoming CO2 neutral.

  • Zero Dawn
    Zero Dawn Month ago

    Now you will get electrocuted and acid burns on the side if your ship sinks!

  • myphonyaccount
    myphonyaccount Month ago

    annoying interviewer. whats the plug? J or Chademo? LOL

  • VirtuellJo
    VirtuellJo Month ago

    Come to Norway, we have plenty of fully EV ferries.

  • Viscous Shear
    Viscous Shear Month ago

    Big woops, a full electric boat crossed the English channel both ways in 1886, don't you see the combustion engine was the future this stuff is old hat.

  • Philippe Larcher
    Philippe Larcher Month ago

    Harbour cities like Istanbul would be so much more enjoyable with those technologies!

  • Toby
    Toby Month ago

    How many natural resources go into those batteries and where do they go once the batteries are no good after 5 years?

  • Lachlan100801
    Lachlan100801 Month ago

    Nuclear Ferries?

  • whitehorse1959
    whitehorse1959 Month ago

    Um, lithium-Ion batteries can go off like fire-crackers. These bigun's would go off like rocket boosters. I predict it will happen one day. We need better and safer battery technology.

  • Jurie Verster
    Jurie Verster Month ago

    Ok, where is the Electricity generated? Coal, nuclear, solar, wind? And what about the Carbon footprint per battery?

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      I didn't want to bash it, I'm a big fan of electric propulsion.
      Nevertheless we should be aware of the just slowly changing electricity production.

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      Sweden is 40% hydro, 40% nuclear, 12% wind,...
      But at least climate-friendy, Unlike denmark, which still burns a lot of coal AND depends on electricity imports from Germany (also a lot of coal).

    • Hamish Campbell
      Hamish Campbell Month ago

      You can look up the makeup of Swedish and Danish energy pretty easily. Swedish is mostly hydro, Danish is 40% wind. The ferries pay for renewable only energy.

  • skylark304
    skylark304 Month ago

    EXTRAORDINARY *

  • 75willo
    75willo Month ago

    Amazing video! I work on a Hybrid powered harbour tug and it's interesting to see the differences and similarities on booth concepts. (i want the charging robot too)😎

  • Ariel Biekarck
    Ariel Biekarck Month ago

    *Like

  • Ariel Biekarck
    Ariel Biekarck Month ago

    if you want to know why send a link

  • Ariel Biekarck
    Ariel Biekarck Month ago +1

    hey sorry to commentate like this but I really don’t think that Electric is the solution for the future because the pollution that the Batteries create at the end of that life, is way less then Diesel, but still it will creates pollution in stead I would suggest Hydrogen

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      Hydrogen-fans usually neglect the resources needed for electricity production. If you need e.g. 3 times more wind turbines or 3 times more photovoltaics (due to lower efficiency), you also need 3 times more resources for it and you produce 3 times the waste regarding electricity generation.
      And I still don't know, what substances from li-ion-batteries should cause that severe problems, even without proper recycling.
      Sure, hydrogen also has its advantages. If you have rather low power demand for a long time, fuel cells might be the better solution in some cases. Because the initial Investment isn't that big.
      But generally, batteries are the better solution, even with the technology of today.
      And there is much room for improvement.

  • One
    One Month ago

    I wanted to see the Electric Motors and the Propulsion System !!

  • kieron82
    kieron82 Month ago

    Need these on the Waiheke Island to Auckland runs as well! have shared on my timeline

  • Guy Reece
    Guy Reece Month ago

    Quiet as

  • Peter Lisyak
    Peter Lisyak Month ago +1

    Who'd av thunk it, just a fantastic idea that has been brought to fruition. Thank you for the upload

  • clarktjl1
    clarktjl1 Month ago

    Great video

  • S Tristan
    S Tristan Month ago +1

    Awesome video of amazing tech! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  • lofams
    lofams Month ago

    Your videos make me feel like I’m in both the past and future at the same time

  • Anton Taylor
    Anton Taylor Month ago

    I would love to see them add supercapacitors - if they had a bank or supercapacitors capable of a single crossing, then the lithium batteries would become "backup" and suddenly last decades.
    If they added enough to do a half crossing, it would still double (or more) the life of the batteries.

  • didgerich
    didgerich Month ago

    Inspiring! - Dover - Calais and all, get with it.

  • phatcowboy76
    phatcowboy76 Month ago

    I love it. It is so interesting to hear the particulars of running an electric ferry that puts out roughly 7500 shaft horsepower. Much more than even the electric semi-trailer trucks (lorries?). For fast charging, I wonder why they didn't use capacitor banks. They can put out a ton of current very quickly. They are charging DC batteries anyway so no conversion losses. Just wondering. The robot charging station is so cool/brilliant. If we can do it without emissions then we should.

  • rif42
    rif42 Month ago

    7:00 Kronborg in Helsingør, the castle of the Hamlet story.

  • Philipp Sesar
    Philipp Sesar Month ago

    That's legit awesome.

  • Shawn Treelife
    Shawn Treelife Month ago

    The ferry in Niagara Falls, NY - Maid of the Mist - is now apparently electric!

  • RWBHere
    RWBHere Month ago

    The atmosphere was electric. Thanks Robert.

  • Hans Brauer
    Hans Brauer Month ago

    I'm pretty proud of this but at the same time the adoption of EV in Sweden is slow as a glacier. The wait for the few models (cars) that are available are around a year at the moment.

  • abhineet chaudhary
    abhineet chaudhary Month ago

    Rather than using a bigger battery and keeping charge between a range ... Why not use a smaller one ?

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      My guess:
      Much longer lifetime, no battery swap work in short intervals.
      Less problems with high-power-charging/short charging time.
      Maybe also to be a little bit more flexible, to manage also a little longer distances, to have more reserves for emergencies or just for maintenance of the charging points.

  • Andy T
    Andy T Month ago

    100% Brilliant

  • brixtonsaint
    brixtonsaint Month ago

    Just love Robert’s enthusiasm for all these projects.

  • Der Radfahrer
    Der Radfahrer Month ago

    The moment when the charger plugs in: ruclip.com/video/e2I-_tIDV-4/video.html (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation)

  • TheNiceJackass
    TheNiceJackass Month ago

    What port does it plug into?

  • be m
    be m Month ago

    Nice one Kryten

  • Timmy Brolin
    Timmy Brolin Month ago

    Norway is building fully electric and automated cargo ships. No crew.
    ruclip.com/video/TVGfZp0Qnj8/video.html

  • Sander de Waard
    Sander de Waard Month ago

    With the battery cycling between 40% and 66% SOC, it is very likely the battery will last a hell of a lot longer than the 5 years they are expecting. The battery should last for several decades on that route (given that degradation doesn't really impact on the range required here)

    • Just Curious
      Just Curious Month ago

      This might be a bit overoptimistic. Did you take the enormous number of chargings per year into account?
      Sure, this "limited cycling" extends the lifetime of the battery. That's the reason, why they hope for a 5-years-lifetime, which corresponds to tens of thousands of chargings.