The Sunrider 6,2, a solar-powered pontoon boat by Navgathi Marine Design & Constructions Pvt. Ltd., has received a hearty endorsement from Malcom Moss, president of the Electric Boat Association UK. The 10-passenger craft, currently undergoing trials in India, gave Moss a taste of its charms during a trip on the river. Powered by two Torqeedo electric motors, the environmentally friendly vessel beat expectations by powering its way a shade over six knots while going against the current. Afte
Using the same high efficiency and "user first" philosophy they applied to the Aptera 2e, Jason Hill of Eleven and Nathan Armstrong of Motive Industries have done the impossible and re-made the pontoon boat into a thing of environmentally-sound beauty. On behalf of the Tamarack Lake Electric Boat Company, the engineering and design team has taken the boat builder's signature craft, the solar-powered Loon, and re-thought it from stem to stern, water to sky. The result is a breakthrough design tha
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.
Take a look above at the picture of the new green ferry, the Miss Statue of Liberty, which will be ferrying up to 600 passengers at a time to view the Statue of Liberty in New York. The statue, of course, reminds people of freedom, and being free of petroleum is what this ferry is all about. An on-board "solar sail" provides some electric power for the boat, and also is capable of catching the wind for forward motion. Additionally, there are two diesel engines which provide thrust. I would like
Here is another alternative form of transportation from our friends over at Gizmag. Gizmag is a great source of cool, high-tech gadgets and solutions for everyday life, with a focus on the future. I always enjoy checking them out, and this time I was rewarded with the SolarShuttle boat from the U.K. This 42 passenger boat carries it's passengers around the ecologically-fragile Serpentine Lake, part of England's Hyde Park. Not only are there zero emissions from the boat, but it operates silently
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!
There are many who believe that solar power is only applicable when it is stationary. Apparently, there are some who disagree with this assessment. A Swiss-made catamaran, known as the Sun21, has just become the first motorized vehicle ever to cross the Atlantic Ocean while using no fuel. The vessel is 14 meters (about 42 feet) long and is equipped with 60 square meters of solar panels. The crew plans to double up on the adventure, running next to New York.
I admit, sometimes we here at AutoblogGreen take the "green" a little more seriously than the "auto" part of our name. I'm ok with this, because part of what make a car green is what powers it, and what powers a green car can often power a jet, a motorcycle or a boat.