The E-ferry Ellen is a fully electric regional ferry that sails a 40 km round trip between charges, up to seven times a day. This means that Ellen sails seven times longer than any other electric ferry currently in operation. Ellen signifies a revolution in maritime e-mobility, because it can replace traditional diesel ferries on thousands of local and regional routes around the globe.
Ellen sails in southern Denmark, where it has been in regular operation for more than a year. During the presentation, Halfdan Abrahamsen will explain how a small island community of 6000 people managed to design and build the ferry, and he will present the numbers and data from the recent evaluation report published after the first year of operation.
The evaluation has shown that Ellen can reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, but what about the economy? As we will see, the economical figures might come as a surprise to many, it turns out that sailing fully electric is a great choice for more than environmental reasons.