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Thailand to get its first electric ferry service soon

By The Nation

 

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As part of its 161-year anniversary, the Marine Department is launching the country’s first electric ferry – the BanpuNext e-Ferry – as part of efforts to cut down on pollution.

 

It will soon start trial runs in Phuket and have a fleet of solar-powered boats running by 2021.

 

“By 2021, there should be up to 30 ferries providing service in the first phase before it expands to 200 ferries in three to four years. The e-ferry is cost-effective because it is made of aluminium and with lower fuel and maintenance cost, the fares will also be cheaper,” the Marine Department’s director general Wittaya Yamuang said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30392495

 

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Somebody must be sinking a fair bit of cash into that venture.:unsure:

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I hope they have thought about re-charging facilities ...............LOL

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Electricity + water... nah!

That ain't gonna end well.

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Energy Absolute with the CEO following Elon Musk in battery and engine technology.  A self made millionaire trained in the USA.  A company to watch.

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A well maintained diesel engine, in a boat or truck, do not smoke to be seen.

 

In Scandinavia there are many electric ferries they have batteries and some are bigger than the picture.

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The e-ferry is cost-effective because it is made of aluminium and with lower fuel and maintenance cost, the fares will also be cheaper,” the Marine

Wouldn't believe a word he said. 

Fully Electric ? Monstrous Batteries/Weighing Tonnes/charging time at the Dock/How HRS can it be Operated before charging . 

Go for everything Electric .

Electricity isn't that Clean .Just see how they make most of it. 

Next the price per unit of electricity will go sky high.

 

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4 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

I hope they have thought about re-charging facilities ...............LOL

No problem One VERY LONG extension cord and a battery charger  🙈

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Why? There's no tourists, they can't keep the ones they have afloat 555

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