29 Jan '18, 2pm

First Electric Barges to Sail European Canals This Summer

The electric motors of the barges will be powered by large Tesla batteries that will provide them with 15 hours of navigation and will be recharged ashore by the carbon-free energy supplier Eneco, with electricity generated by solar, wind or other renewable sources. The boats are designed to operate without a crew, although in a first period if they will be manned, to navigate autonomously as a new infrastructure is developed around the busiest waterways in Europe. The first five barges will start operating next August. They will have a length of 52 meters and 2.6 of width, and will be able to transport 24 containers of 20 feet (60 meters) with a weight of up to 425 tons. As there is no need for them to include a traditional engine room, the ships have up to 8 percent additional space, according to Port Liner. It is expected that, as a result, some 23,000 trucks, mainly di...

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