Comparison diesel/electric

Switching from the traditional DIESEL towards ELECTRICAL propulsion requires an all-encompassing comparison which is based on different criteria during the entire life cycle. Total Cost, the comfort feeling and ecological impact are the typical drivers yet may have a difference importance for any particular decision maker.

Total cost of ownership

Whilst the one-off investment to acquire an electric-powered boat is still higher (at least to date) than the classical fuel-powered boat the calculation below demonstrates that that difference is more than offset by the lower operating cost during the lifetime : Energy savings are 10-fold (prive diesel vs Kw) and maintenance cost are virtually zero versus the thermic engines. On an annual basis the cost savings are impressive (see table) which the operator may wish to keep or pass on its customers.

Ecological impact

The effect on our planet earth of the thermic powered boats is well known : their fuel-powered engines pollute the atmosphere by the emission of 3 elements : CO2 (which is a gas which enhances the greenhouse effect), sulphuric composites (which generate acid rains) and NOx (which destroy the ozon layer).
The electric-powered engines do not have any of these described negative side effects. For an ever increasing B2C audience this is a key decision criteria. Millions of people want to be part of the ecological solution each in their own modest way.

Comfort impact

Electric-powered boat operators will love the ease of operation : the simplicity of the control panel, refuelling simply means putting in the plug at the docks, no maintenance works any longer, etc.
The end users will be equally pleased to cruise the current, without any noise or smell. Whether they embark on a touristic day trip of shuttle back and forth for business, they can sit down, relax and enjoy the ride.