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Norway now has the world’s longest electric ferry, the Bastø Electric – Review Geek



The Basto Electric ferry in Norway
Sefine Shipyard

Electric vehicles don’t have to be limited to the roads. In fact, the world’s longest electric ferry, dubbed the MF Bastø Electric, has just been launched in Norway and will serve the country̵

7;s busiest ferry connection. However, the ship is not Norway’s first electric ferry, but it is now the longest, measuring 139.2 meters.

Despite Bastø Electric joining the Norwegian fleet, the ship was actually built in Turkey by the Sefine Shipyard. The fully electric ferry can transport 200 cars or 24 trucks and 600 passengers at the same time. It measures 68.9 feet (21 meters) wide and can move at speeds of up to 15 mph (24 kph or 13 knots).

The Bastø Electric will serve the connection between Horten and Moss across the Oslofjord. The vessel has a battery capacity of 4.3 mWh, which is enough to complete 20-24 daily crossings. For now it can only be charged on the Horten side, but Norway has plans to build facilities that can charge on both sides.

via InsideEVs




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