The ferry can be bult between 12 and 24 metres in length, depending on a customer’s needs
Shipbuilder Fassmer and integrated electric drive system provider Torqeedo have developed a new fully electric ferry concept for public transport called the Fassmer CIT-E Ferry.
The Fassmer CIT-E Ferry is designed to operate on inner-city waterways, sailing for up to 14 hours on a single battery charge.
“Many cities worldwide are suffering from a high traffic density and congestion on their streets,” said Wolfgang Moewes, sales manager for boats and davits at Fassmer. “To decongest land-based transportation, urban planners increasingly rely on water taxis and ferries. That makes the Fassmer CIT-E Ferry the ideal solution, as it will not only reduce traffic on the streets and strengthen public transport, but also operate emission-free.”
The ferry has been designed with capacity for up to 100 passengers and can be between 12 and 24 metres in length, depending on a customer’s needs. Torqeedo’s Deep Blue drive system would be installed on the vessel and equipped with lithium-ion batteries with a capacity for between 80-kilowatt-hours and one-megawatt-hour of power. Twin steerable thrusters would deliver continuous power of 100 kilowatts and rotate up to 360 degrees for easier manoeuvrability.
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