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An electric cargo ship is delivering coal in China

The 2,000 ton capacity ship is powered by 1,000 lithium batteries.

Isn't it ironic, don't you think?

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Frank Stephenson designs beautiful electric boat

Classy Wood Pairs Well With Lead-Acid Batteries

McLaren Design Director Frank Stephenson creates an electric-powered riverboat inspired by the sleek, wooden-hulled boats of the mid-nineteenth century.

Supiore Uno Takes Electric Cruising To The Seas

It should be obvious to even casual readers of TRANSLOGIC that electric cars are quickly gaining in popularity. Audi, BMW, Ford, Nissan and Tesla all have plug-ins on the market or coming soon.

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New Electric builds beautiful battery-powered boats

Amsterdam is a city of canals and those historic waterways are home to many boats. Many noisy, polluting boats. It could be, though, that by 2020 only electric craft will be allowed to ply these municipal waters, and one company is poised to take full advantage of this happy development.

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A closer look at the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept

Mercedes-Benz hosted us in Miami a several weeks ago to get more acquainted with its latest cooperative adventure – a partnership with Cigarette Racing to build an all-electric racing boat. While we posted on the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept after

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Mercedes AMG and Cigarette Racing debut 2,220-HP electric motor boat

Take the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell, stretch it and take off the wheels then make it float and you've basically got the just-unveiled Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept. Powered by an all-electric powertrain that offers 2,200 horsepower and 2,213 pound-feet of torque (and uses "numerous components" taken from the not-quite-as-yellow SLS AMG

In Detail: EPIC 232se Electric Sport Boat

Electric boats aren't exactly new. Sport fishing enthusiasts have long relied on electric trolling motors that are less likely to disturb the fish they're trying to catch and make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces. What EPIC has done with its 232se is taken the known benefits of electric power and applied them to a sport boat. The environmental impact of recreational

Hybrid drivetrains filtering down to boats

Click above for a gallery of the Scout Boats 145 Hybrid

SolidNav brings batteries onto the water with first all-electric boat motor

Drive your electric SUV to the lake while towing a pontoon EV? We're getting closer to this image of a pure electron-driven traditional American summer weekend with a pair of new electric boat motors by SolidNav. The company has announced a new "green" line of motors, designed for sailboats and small watercraft. There are two motors in the line up: the Explorer (pictured) and the Traveler, both

VIDEO: Solar speedboat makes waves

There's nothing quite like the sensation of shooting along a canal in a speed boat with no noisy engine to interfere with the sounds of the wind, water and wail of seagulls. That's what this video demonstrates (if you replace that wind, water and wail with Euro electro-pop) as we follow the Czeers MkI on its maiden voyage down a waterway somewhere in the Netherlands close to where it was built.

Finally! A commercially available plug-in electric! Submarine?

Isn't this what we have all been waiting for? A commercially available plug-in electric? This one in particular is capable of operation for 2.5 hours and can dive up to 150 feet. Wait a minute... dive? Yes, this is a submersible vessel, or a submarine. Huh. Pretty cool, and of course, it is alternative transportation!