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Solar boat with 20 kW Fischer Panda ePropulsion Motor

This passenger ferry is fitted with a 20 kW Fischer Panda electric motor as part of a 48 V EasyBox drive system. The highly efficient shaft motor is keel-cooled. It operates at only 600 rpm and drives a 26” propeller. Roof-mounted solar panels generate 3.8 kW of power for cruising at lower speeds and charging. The system uses a lithium-ion battery bank.

The ferry is operated at a reservoir in India. It seats 26 people (2 crew and 24 passengers). It is 11.8 m long and 4 m wide, weighs 5.5 tons and is capable of a max. speed of 9.6 knots (17.7 km/h).