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  • Neom orders 15 eVTOLs from Volocopter

    Neom orders 15 eVTOLs from Volocopter

    Volocopter is to supply electric aircraft for the planned city of Neom in Saudi Arabia. To this end, the partners have set up a joint venture to set up an eVTOL mobility system. Neom has ordered 15 Volocopter aircraft and plans to start operations within the next two to three years.


    According to the announcement, the joint venture will be the sole operator of the first routes in the planned city. It's not just about air taxi services, but also “vertical logistics services...
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  • Paris: Test center for eVTOL trials opened

    Paris: Test center for eVTOL trials opened

    Several French players in the aviation and transport industry have opened a test center for sustainable urban air mobility at the Pontoise-Cormeilles airport just outside the French capital, Paris. Trials of eVTOL from several manufacturers are now starting there.

    The on-site tests are to be carried out together with the French civil aviation authority. The declared goal of those involved is to create at least two flight routes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. The driving...
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  • GM joins e-boat builder Pure Watercraft

    GM joins e-boat builder Pure Watercraft

    General Motors has acquired a 25 percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based developer of all-electric boating solutions. Both companies want to develop and market battery-electric watercraft with GM technology.


    The exact amount of the carmaker's investment in Pure Watercraft does not emerge from the GM announcement. Specific projects and joint products have not yet been announced either; according to GM, these will be announced at a later date.

    According to...
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  • Yara Birkeland celebrates maiden voyage

    Yara Birkeland celebrates maiden voyage

    The first self-propelled electric container ship Yara Birkeland has completed its maiden voyage in the Oslo Fjord. A two-year test phase of the technology is now beginning before the ship is to be certified.


    The E-container ship was announced by the fertilizer manufacturer Yara in 2017 . As early as the end of 2018, Birkeland was to handle the equivalent of 40,000 truck journeys between the fertilizer production facility in Porsgrunn in southern Norway and Brevik for onward transport...
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  • Havyard shows design study of an e-sightseeing ship

    Havyard shows design study of an e-sightseeing ship

    The Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard has presented a design concept for electrically powered sightseeing ships for use in cities and fjords. The concept was developed as part of a cooperation agreement with the Norwegian research organization SINTEF last year.

    The construction of the new emission-free excursion ship goes back to a design by Havyard designer Stig Magne Espeseth. The design study is 70 meters long, is intended to accommodate 600 to 800 passengers and is traveling at a speed...
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  • ABB hybrid drive for Washington State Ferries ferries

    ABB hybrid drive for Washington State Ferries ferries


    US shipbuilder Vigor Fab selected ABB to supply hybrid drive and battery systems for the latest Washington State Ferries ships. The new "Olympic Class" ferries offer space for 1,500 passengers and 144 cars.

    Delivered in 2024, the debut ferry of the new series will be the first in the Washington State Ferries fleet to be equipped with a hybrid drive and energy storage systems. ABB will contribute the necessary drive technology and, among other things, its power distribution...
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  • Netherlands: Interchangeable barge batteries

    Netherlands: Interchangeable barge batteries

    A Dutch consortium has come up with its Newfounded Zero Emission Services (ZES), a joint venture that focuses on zero-emission inland navigation. The initiators plan to put the first electric ship into operation this year.

    Specifically, the ZES business model envisages leasing interchangeable battery containers, so-called ZES packs, to shipping companies. The company puts together a service package around this core ideaCharging stations, green electricity, technical support and a payment...
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  • US companies report maiden flight of largest electric aircraft to date

    US companies report maiden flight of largest electric aircraft to date


    The companies magniX and AeroTEC have announced the successful maiden flight of what is said to be the world's largest fully electric aircraft, a fully electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B. The half-hour flight in the US state of Washington apparently went perfectly.


    The aircraft is an 18-year-old Cessna Grand Caravan, which was converted by the engineering office AeroTEC to an electric drive with a magni500 electric motor. The electric motor manufacturer magniX took over...
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  • Archer: Another eVTOL startup from California

    Archer: Another eVTOL startup from California


    With the Californian company Archer, another startup for electric flight taxis is announcing itself. Archer can count on solvent investors - and developers from well-known companies - in the race for dominance in electric drones.


    Archer is developing a purely electric aircraft that can take off and land vertically and is intended to carry four passengers over distances of up to 60 miles (almost 100 kilometers) at a speed of up to 250 km / h. Archer claims to be using the...
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  • Templar presents second electric boat called Picnic 20

    Templar presents second electric boat called Picnic 20

    The Canadian electric boat manufacturer Templar Marine presents its latest model. The Picnic 20 is the little sister of the Torqeedo-powered flagship Cruiser 26 , presented last year , and is priced from $ 49,900.

    The new model is 20 feet long (around six meters) and seven feet (around 2.10 meters) wide. It offers space for up to ten people and is therefore somewhat more compact than the 15-passenger cruiser 26. With an operating time of six hours at a continuous speed of five knots...
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  • Neom orders 15 eVTOLs from Volocopter
    by Redaktion
    Volocopter is to supply electric aircraft for the planned city of Neom in Saudi Arabia. To this end, the partners have set up a joint venture to set up an eVTOL mobility system. Neom has ordered 15 Volocopter aircraft and plans to start operations within the next two to three years.


    According to the announcement, the joint venture will be the sole operator of the first routes in the planned city. It's not just about air taxi services, but also “vertical logistics services...
    12-07-2021, 07:06 PM
  • Paris: Test center for eVTOL trials opened
    by Redaktion
    Several French players in the aviation and transport industry have opened a test center for sustainable urban air mobility at the Pontoise-Cormeilles airport just outside the French capital, Paris. Trials of eVTOL from several manufacturers are now starting there.

    The on-site tests are to be carried out together with the French civil aviation authority. The declared goal of those involved is to create at least two flight routes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. The driving...
    12-07-2021, 07:04 PM
  • GM joins e-boat builder Pure Watercraft
    by Redaktion
    General Motors has acquired a 25 percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based developer of all-electric boating solutions. Both companies want to develop and market battery-electric watercraft with GM technology.


    The exact amount of the carmaker's investment in Pure Watercraft does not emerge from the GM announcement. Specific projects and joint products have not yet been announced either; according to GM, these will be announced at a later date.

    According to...
    12-07-2021, 07:03 PM
  • Yara Birkeland celebrates maiden voyage
    by Redaktion
    The first self-propelled electric container ship Yara Birkeland has completed its maiden voyage in the Oslo Fjord. A two-year test phase of the technology is now beginning before the ship is to be certified.


    The E-container ship was announced by the fertilizer manufacturer Yara in 2017 . As early as the end of 2018, Birkeland was to handle the equivalent of 40,000 truck journeys between the fertilizer production facility in Porsgrunn in southern Norway and Brevik for onward transport...
    12-07-2021, 07:03 PM
  • Havyard shows design study of an e-sightseeing ship
    by Florida
    The Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard has presented a design concept for electrically powered sightseeing ships for use in cities and fjords. The concept was developed as part of a cooperation agreement with the Norwegian research organization SINTEF last year.

    The construction of the new emission-free excursion ship goes back to a design by Havyard designer Stig Magne Espeseth. The design study is 70 meters long, is intended to accommodate 600 to 800 passengers and is traveling at a speed...
    06-10-2020, 06:23 PM
  • ABB hybrid drive for Washington State Ferries ferries
    by Florida

    US shipbuilder Vigor Fab selected ABB to supply hybrid drive and battery systems for the latest Washington State Ferries ships. The new "Olympic Class" ferries offer space for 1,500 passengers and 144 cars.

    Delivered in 2024, the debut ferry of the new series will be the first in the Washington State Ferries fleet to be equipped with a hybrid drive and energy storage systems. ABB will contribute the necessary drive technology and, among other things, its power distribution...
    06-10-2020, 06:23 PM
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