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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.

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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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