This electric ferry uses a very long extension cord
Tom Scott pays a visit to the Danish Udbyhøj Cable Ferry. This ferry runs via a very long extension-cord, which is plugged into main power source on land. During peak season, the boat makes about 88 trips per day! Before switching to an electric system, the boat used about 100 litres of fuel per day (about 26.4 gallons).
The Udbyhøj Cable Ferry across Randers Fjord in Denmark is electric-powered: but rather than batteries, it’s plugged into mains electricity. Here’s how it works.
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