Ellen met its goal on 1 March, after sailing for a year with at least five daily return trips
The partners behind the project marked the day by publishing an evaluation video about the fully electric ferry. The video explains the ferry’s systems, and presents the economic and environmental results from the evaluation report from 2020.
In 2020, the E-ferry project released a 140-page report that evaluated the revolutionary ferry project after almost a year in operation. The new video, produced by Ærø EnergyLab, looks at the main points from the evaluation report.
A statement said “Publishing E-ferry’s experiences with 100% electric sailing has been received with much interest in the maritime world. The maritime sector seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, however, there has been a lack of demonstration projects and real-life cases available. Not least, the E-ferry project has shown that fully electric operations are feasible not only on shorter routes, but also on regional routes, which encompass the majority of European ferry routes. Thus, the E-ferry project will continue to play a significant role as a demonstrator in the coming years.”
The statement added that the municipality of Ærø has received visits from several representatives from governments and commercial operators.
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