Finland's oldest ferry goes electric

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Finland's oldest ferry goes electric

Post by LockH » Apr 28, 2017 11:10 pm

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Finland's oldest ferry goes electric: ... cle/491425

The oldest operating ferry in Finland, hitherto powered by diesel, is set to be relaunched as the Nordic country's first all-electric ship.

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The ferry in question is called the Fori and it first entered service in 1904 as a steam-powered boat. The craft came to be fitted with diesel engines in 1955. Since then there have been no upgrades to the sturdy ship until 2017 and the coming of electricity. On April 29 the ferry will be relaunched at Aura River in Turku, with electric engines. The reason for the change is to lessen the environmental impact from diseasal emissions.

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