Hybrid ferry improves efficiency and protects the environment

Finland's first battery-powered hybrid ferry, the Elektra, reduces congestion in traffic between Nauvo and Korppoo. Service between Nauvo and Parainen in the Turku archipelago begins on Midsummer 2017. "The hybrid ferry is a modern, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation option for the archipelago. Emissions and pollution can be reduced by using electrical transportation solutions. Elektra is a good example of such solutions. The technologies and solutions for furthering sustainable development already exist," says CEO of Siemens Finland, Janne Öhman. Siemens will provide the technology for the new vessel on the Parainen-Nauvo route. The ferry will have battery packages charged with shore-side electricity, which are supplied by Siemens as their primary energy source, and diesel engines as a backup. Finland's first hybrid ferry is a vessel full of state-of-th...

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