Norwegian firm: Delivery firm now not transports electrical automobiles

And that within the electrical automotive nation of Norway: Based on a report by “Supervisor Magazin”, a delivery firm is now not taking electrical automobiles and hybrids on board. The explanation ought to in the end be the hearth inferno on the automotive freighter “Felicity Ace”.

“Electrical, hybrid and hydrogen automobiles are banned on board – the explosive assertion is hidden within the FAQ of the Norwegian delivery line Havila Kystruten,” experiences the enterprise newspaper. The delivery firm gives numerous routes with the “Havila Voyages” line with 4 ships. You may take your automotive with you on the route from Bergen to Kirkenes when you reserve one of many areas on board. Except the automotive has a hybrid or electrical drive. Hydrogen autos are additionally topic to the ban.

Based on a number of media experiences, the rationale for the ban is the danger of battery fires – the hearth in lithium-ion batteries is so tough to extinguish that big quantities of water are required and extremely poisonous vapors are produced. On a passenger ship that may after all be an enormous danger that the delivery firm apparently doesn’t need to take.

“Throughout a danger evaluation, these accountable got here to the conclusion that the potential fireplace of such a automotive would require a very complicated rescue operation, which couldn’t be carried out with the means and the crew on board – the passengers could be endangered in consequence. Nonetheless, that is totally different for personal autos with a traditional, fossil gasoline drive,” experiences “Supervisor Magazin”.

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The actual background to the precautionary measure, which is inflicting a number of bother within the electrical automotive foyer, might be the spectacular fireplace on the automotive freighter “Felicity Ace”. The ship burned out fully at sea in February 2022 and sank. Additionally on board have been many automobiles from the Volkswagen Group from VW, Bentley or Porsche, together with many electrical automobiles. An ignited electrical automotive battery was suspected to be the reason for the hearth. As well as, the batteries of quite a few electrical autos fueled the hearth so severely that each one makes an attempt to place it out have been in useless. At the moment, the “Felicity Ace” lies 3000 meters beneath the floor of the Atlantic along with hundreds of charred automobiles.

Though the delivery firm’s resolution is comprehensible for security causes, it comes as a shock, particularly for Norway: The nation is Europe’s “electrical wonderland”, greater than each second new automotive is an electrical car and from 2025 petrol and diesel automobiles will now not be allowed to be offered in any respect change into. Will probably be fascinating to see whether or not different delivery corporations will observe swimsuit with electrical bans – in any case, they might scare away many potential prospects.

The delivery firm TT-Line takes a very totally different method and even gives charging stations for the crossing. “The charging station at which your electrical automotive is charged throughout your crossing will depend on the utilization and availability of the respective departure. Allocation is the duty of the loading officer. The plugs of the 2 charging stations are suitable with all connections of the electrical automobiles,” says the corporate on its web site. Nonetheless, you don’t cost “inexperienced” electrical energy: Regardless of many effectivity measures within the drive, the ferries of the TT Line nonetheless run on fossil gasoline, specifically pure fuel or LNG.

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