Rise Or Extinction of Electric Boat (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing Europe 2019)

Mr Janne Kjellman, Founder/Chief Engineer
Oceanvolt Ltd


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Presentation Summary

  • Hydrodynamic basics, when moving on water makes sense
  • Real world examples and conclusions based on leisure marine projects including sail yachts, motorboats and light commercial vessels.
  • Short outlook on battery development and what does that mean for marine segment.
  • How future will shape boating? Will vertical take-off flying machines complement or override fast motorboats?

Speaker Biography (Janne Kjellman)

Janne Kjellman is innovator with background on several internet and software startups. He got interested in electric boating in early 2000 when the first big capacity lithium battery cells came on market. He has worked now for 15 years on field of electric propulsion on boats both as propulsion system manufacturer and also producing electric motorboats with Q Yachts Ltd.

Company Profile (Oceanvolt)

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Founded in 2004, Oceanvolt is a leading manufacturer of clean electric power & propulsion systems for boats.
Oceanvolt offers clean, safe, reliable and state-of-the-art electric motors, which promote sustainability.
Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, Oceanvolt has received numerous awards for its innovative systems, including a 2017 DAME Award (Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings), 2016 & 2013 Pittman Innovation Award and a 2012 Clean Design Award.
Official Supplier of the Electric Propulsion System and Batteries to Alex Thomson Racing, Oceanvolt's cutting edge electric motor technology and batteries will be integrated into the new HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 race boat, launching in summer 2019.
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