Thailand's Energy Absolute launches all-electric ferry service in Bangkok

February 05, 2020
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by Tim Grejtak
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Thai energy developer Energy Absolute is launching a 42-boat fleet of 200-person electric ferries to convey passengers along the Chao Phraya River – a busy waterway serving Bangkok and the surrounding region that supports 15 ferry lines and more than 100,000 passengers daily. Energy Absolute is outfitting each ferry with 800 kWh battery packs and is building fast charging stations along ferry routes. In all, Energy Absolute is investing $33 million into the project. Northern Europe isn't the only region that can benefit from the reduced emissions and operating costs from marine electrification. Clients should not overlook opportunities in the rapidly growing ASEAN market, especially those feeling left behind in Europe and North America.

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