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Fischer Panda demonstrated its capabilities to supply reliable, cost-effective electric drive solutions to its inland waterways customers at Crick Boat Show. Reflecting the increasing interest in alternatives to traditional petrol or diesel drive systems, the Fischer Panda stand was busy with visitors enquiring about electric powered vessels and equipment installation options for silent and emission-free cruising on canals and rivers.
Chris Fower, of Fischer Panda UK, said: “There has been a very big increase in interest about electric drives as boat owners look to protect the superb cruising waters of the UK’s rivers and canals, as well as ensuring they are ready and compliant for any newly designated low emission areas."
Fischer Panda drive systems can provide all the power and manoeuvrability needed for cruising, with batteries charged through the on-board charger when connected to shore power.
The Fischer Panda propulsion system dramatically reduces annual maintenance costs over standard petrol or diesel engines. Fuel costs plummet with the systems providing very quiet operation.
Fischer Panda supplies electric and hybrid drive systems to both commercial and private boat builders and owners for newly built vessels or retro-fitting. It can offer drive systems in the range from 2 kW to 100 kW, available with voltages ranging from 24V to 360V depending on the power requirements.
We recommend our quiet-running AGT DC generators as the perfect support for electric propulsion drives for inland waterway craft as they dramatically extend a vessel’s cruising range and keep the batteries well charged in the most efficient method possible. Alternatively, a range of Fischer Panda AC fixed and variable speed generators are also suitable.