Digital Library on Green Mobility


Is It Time for Motorboat E-Mobility?

Publication Year: 2019

Author(s): Aapko A


Water transportation can play important role in urban logistic system as an alternative to car transportation. Although to contribute to the improvement of environmental conditions, as in the case of cars, the possibility of using alternative drives should be considered. The primary aim of the article is to analyze the possibility of using electric propulsion systems in small vessels used not only for recreational purposes, but also for freight transportation within the city. For the purpose of the article the latest solutions in the field of urban transport were analyzed, a historical outline on the development of electric propulsion systems of vessels was made and current trends in this area were presented. The article is based on a literature analysis, documentary research and observation.

Source of Publication: Transportation Research Procedia

Vol/Issue: 39:280-289p.

DOI No.: DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2019.06.030

Publisher/Organisation: Elsevier B.V.

Rights: CC BY-NC-ND license (


Theme: Research and Development | Subtheme: Physical components/Hardware