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What’s Got Us Talking

The latest news from across the industry that ‘got us talking’

Welcome to our first round-up of ‘what’s got us talking’, a collection of topical industry news from both our marine and industrial sectors.


Silent Yachts: 500 lithium battery packs, 2.5 megawatts on order

With 10 solar electric catamarans under construction, these lithium battery packs have energy storage equal to about 25 Tesla Model S EVs.

If you ever encounter anyone who has doubts about the future of electric boats and boating, you can point them to Silent-Yachts, the Austrian solar catamaran pioneer which sold their first solar cat in 2018 and now have 11 electric yachts in the water with another 20 being built for delivery in 2021.

The worlds first fully-electric fire engine

The Impossible, Made Possible…

The Emergency One Group launches the E1 EV0,
the World’s First All-Electric Pumping Appliance.

Why did we design the EV0 and what was the remit?

New Lithium Sulfur electric boat by Yachts de Luxe, Jean Jacque Coste

The lithium sulfur electric boat powered by OXIS Energy cells comes on the heels of successful electric airplane flight.

High energy density in batteries (or lower battery weight, however you like to think of it) is critical for both electric aircraft and electric boats, and OXYS Energy‘s lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery chemistry is a leading technology. It was almost exactly a year ago when we wrote about it in the article Are ultra light batteries in electric boating’s future?

Brexit: Will Scottish fishing boats move to Northern Ireland?

Most of the fishing that takes place close to the west coast of Scotland is for shellfish, and most of the catch is exported to Europe.

But an industry that is already struggling because demand has dried up during the Covid-19 pandemic is now facing the prospect of no trade deal between the UK and the EU.

UK PM backs hydrogen in his 10-point green plan

UK PM backs hydrogen in his 10-point green plan

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled his £12bn 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution late Tuesday (17th Nov) which includes moves to boost hydrogen production, with the promise of a town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade.

Johnson said the blueprint promises a multi-billion package of investment across the green economy designed to create and support up to 250,000 new jobs, whilst making strides towards net zero by 2050.