The world’s first electric tug!  – NEWSPAPER VATAN

The world’s first electric tug! – NEWSPAPER VATAN

31 March 2021 0 By administrator

Preparing to move ports to a zero-emission future, the fully electric Zeetug30 saves 210 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually compared to similar sized diesel-mechanical tugboats. ABB-backed fogging is expected to save 9 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions annually, while saving 85 percent in costs compared to a similar-sized tugboat powered by a diesel engine. The fully electric design offers higher energy efficiency and less maintenance time and cost compared to diesel engines. The tug’s batteries are charged within an hour, but this time can be reduced to half an hour depending on the power capacity and location on the shore.