Skip to main content

Electric ferry in Norway cuts emissions by 95%

by Futures Centre, Mar 15
1 minute read

Data from the first all-electric ferry in Norway shows that the ferry cuts emission by 95% and costs by 80% compared to fuel-powered ferries. The ferry, called “Ampere”, was began operating in May 2015 with the goal of reducing NOx, CO2 and noise pollution, and resulted from a partnership between Norled AS, Fjellstrand Shipyard, Siemens AS, and Corvus Energy. The ferry’s reported success has led to an additional 53 orders for Fjellstrand to build.

37250895582_e5e521e3f4_o

Coinciding with the increase in demand for electric ferries, Norway has also inacted a new law banning cruise ships and ferries from entering the country’s protected fjords, with the aim of making them zero-emission zones by 2026. 

Details

by Futures Centre Spotted 1927 signals

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • 0
  • Share

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.

>