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Zero emission ferry

Trondheim, the third largest city in the heart of Norway, is full of Norwegian charm with its colorful medieval warehouses and cathedrals. And in 2021, it was announced that a new emission-free mobility solution would appear on the Trondheim River.

The zero-emission electric ferry will be operated free of charge as a public service on the river that separates the port from the city center. Passengers on the shore can push a button to call the ferry to their shore side like an elevator. The ferry can carry up to 12 passengers and bicycles, and will be able to travel a distance of 15 minutes on foot in 1 minute. The electric ferry was developed in 2018 by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology as an alternative to bridges over rivers. Due to the success of the prototype developed, the research was commercialized and “Zeabuz” was founded in 2019.