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Old 05-14-2019, 09:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Looks like it charges with 3 phase 10 to 10.5kv at around 150kw.
The battery holds 4.1 megawatt hours, should pay for its self in about 8 years if fuel prices don't go up (ha!) and last at least 15 years.
And it has four 1.5Mw motors - two aft and two in the front. It is very quiet and very smooth.

Originally Posted by mpg_numbers_guy View Post
My ship gets better fuel economy than your Prius! --except we know that comparing electricity with gasoline is apples and oranges.

Sounds like a good idea. I didn't watch the whole video, while docked between trips is it able to charge back up enough to make up for the electricity expended on the trip?
A gallon of gasoline is equivalent to 33.7kWh of electricity. So these ships have the equivalent of 121.66 gallons of gasoline.

Yes, they can sustain the battery levels between 40% and 67% charge (if my memory serves) by charging for about 5 minutes on one stop, and about 13 minutes at the other stop.
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