Charging E-boats with 152kW

Wednesday 5th of May 2021 was a historic milestone for electric boating in Florø. The first supercharger in the world was opened on the west coast of Norway. The supercharger from PLUG is the first in a series planned along the Norwegian coast.

Evoy Plug BKK and SFE with the Supercharger

After a great team effort with late-night work, everyone has done an amazing job with the goal to have a working supercharge system ready for the opening in Florø. Three electric boats Powered by Evoy were ready to be supercharged in the marina making an amazing day to be remembered!

This has been a reality with the collaboration between several partners; Sogn og Fjordane Energi (SFE), BKK, Evoy, Kinn municipality, and Florø Hamn has enabled this to become a reality. The supercharger on the dock enables the charge of electric boats and cars at lightning speed with more than 150kW power!

Facilitates a sustainable and zero-emission footprint

“We intend to make our region climate-friendly, and electrification is an essential part of this project. Fossil systems can now be replaced with renewable energy, thereby contributing to the zero-emission society,” says SFE.

Lightning-fast charger

The difference between a usual charger and a supercharger is differentiating the time of charge. (Allowed by DC plugs installed on boats).

Where regular charging from a plug at home for example can take hours, a supercharger on the other hand is “Lightening” fast. Fast chargers are offering between 40 to 150 kW, while the Florø charger has 150 kW power and can be used by anyone with an electric car or electric boat via a connected APP called “Bilkraft”.

Learn more about the difference between AC and DC.

Supercharging boats with 150kW power
Supercharging boats with 150kW power

Image: The Evoy1 Electric Boat charging at the power of 152kW. 

Lightning-fast charger

The charger is equally owned between SFE and BKK. BKK intends to be the largest actor in electrification in Norway and focuses on both shore power for ships and maritime charging through PLUG, the subsidiary company. 

The Florø supercharger is already becoming an important part of the charging journey along the coast. Even though there are not yet many electric boats at sea, it is important to build the chargers infrastructure to facilitate the transition.

Electric boat revolution in Florø

Evoy has developed powerful electric motor systems for boats (150HP outboard and 450HP inboard), leading the way in the electric boat revolution. Florø would not have received the world’s first electric supercharger for boats without Evoy and our CEO Leif A. Stavøstrand’s fiery involvement.

I have to pinch my arm, it's not every day that you get to participate in a world sensation! I think it's difficult to formulate the real importance of this charger, it is a beacon that shows the way. It will create rings in the water around the world and the ring will start from Florø. This is just a start for speed electric boat charging and the cure of raising concerns about the time needed to charge an E-boat. We are looking forward to the continuation!

A fast track for the E-Boating industry

In addition to allowing electric cars and recreational boats to charge, the superchargers are also essentials for workboats that switch to electric. In the Florø area, fish farming companies have invested in electric boats, like EVOY customer E.Karstensen. The charger was opened by County Mayor of Vestland Jon Askeland. Showing his interest towards potential market opportunities, this innovation may be the deciding driver for the E-Boat market growth for Western Norway and the boat-building nation, Norway.

Make sure to reach out with any questions and also check out E.Karstensen success story.

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