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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024

This self-driving ferry in Nor

This self-driving ferry in Norway can be hailed with the push of a button

Water transportation is voyaging into the future after a Norwegian company announced it will launch a zero-emission ferry next year that is fully autonomous. Operating in a similar fashion to an elevator, passengers will be able to call the ferry to their location by simply pressing a button. The Read More...

Meet Ellen, the Danish commute

Meet Ellen, the Danish commuter ship that runs on electric power

Ferries still play an integral role in many people’s daily commutes. In cities like Seattle, San Francisco, and New York, ferries are iconic additions to local waterways. In the city of Fynshav in southern Denmark, one of the ferries which departs across the Baltic Sea is a little different: it's Read More...

The world’s largest electric

The world’s largest electric ferry just made its maiden voyage in Denmark

Although electric ferries have been running in Norway since 2015, none have been as large as the one that just made its maiden voyage between the Danish islands of Aero and Als. The 195-foot long ferry, named Ellen, can carry up to 30 cars and 300 passengers and is powered by a 4.3 megawatt-hour Read More...

Southern Hemisphere’s fi

Southern Hemisphere's first all-electric passenger ferry to be built in New Zealand

A $4 million fully electric and zero emission passenger ferry set to be built in New Zealand will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Construction on the 19m long vessel will start over the next few months and it will be ready for service in Wellington next Read More...