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The Cummins 5.9-Liter 12-Valve Gave Dodge Rams Power to Move Mountains

The turbocharged “12-valve” 5.9-liter Cummins wasn’t designed for fast quarter-mile passes or full pulls at the county fairgrounds, but its Mr. Hyde personality emerged as Dodge truck owners unleashed the rugged engine’s untapped potential. The 5.9 was born out of the workaday B-series family of inline four and six-cylinder engines built in the 1980s for use in agricultural, industrial, or construction equipment and commercial trucks (among other things). Though it’s a Cummins in name, the B series was a joint effort between Cummins and Case via a new division called Consolidated Diesel Corp.

Twin Vee Powercats signs battery deal

Delivery of the first set of lithium-ion battery systems is expected in late Q2 2022. A rendering of Forza X1’s FX1 centre console model. Twin Vee has announced that Forza X1, the company’s wholly-owned EV subsidiary, has signed a five-year supply agreement with Michigan-based American Battery Solutions (ABS) for production-grade, 52 kWh, high-powered lithium-ion batteries that will be used to power Forza X1’s electric boats. Battery system experts ABS has decades of experience in designing, developing and manufacturing advanced battery systems for the transportation industry, with OEM customers across both the commercial and industrial segments.

Pascoe sells first all-electric superyacht tender

The new tender is currently under construction and due for delivery in 2023 Pascoe International has announced the sale of what it says is the world’s first 100% electric superyacht limousine tender. The tender is now under construction and will be delivered in 2023 to a large new-build mothership from a major Northern European shipyard. Following a six-year research and development period, Pascoe International is now offering full electric propulsion for their limousines and open guest tenders.

Candela-8 to be available on boat sharing platform

Swedish tech firm Candela has announced that its next-generation electric boat, the Candela C-8, will soon be available for boat sharing in Stockholm and Mallorca through Agapi Boat Club. Described as the world’s fastest electric speedboat, the hydrofoiling Candela C-8 cruises above the waves at speeds up to 30kt and is said to be five times more efficient than conventional electric boats. Other benefits are a dramatically smoother and silent ride, as well as 95% lower operational costs compared to combustion engine boats.

Fast-charging stations coming to Canadian marinas

A Canadian boat distributor has embarked on a new partnership aimed at bringing fast-charging capability to marinas across the country. Quebec-based BCI Marine has confirmed that the company has partered with Aqua superPower to install a network of fast-charging points for electric boats throughout Canada. The company is currently negotiating potential locations for fast-charging installations with marinas and waterfront property owners, with the goal of having its first facilities operational by late May.

Sunreef launches all-electric Sunreef 80 Eco

Sunreef Yachts recently launched what it describes as the world’s most advanced sustainable luxury catamaran. The all-electric Sunreef 80 Eco is a fully autonomous craft that uses green technology for fuel-free cruising. The Sunreef 80 Eco’s solar power system features ultralight composite-integrated solar panels within the hull sides, mast, superstructure and bimini roof. Using an industry-first technology, the photovoltaic system can deliver up to 36 kWp.

Vision Marine’s 180-hp Electric Outboard Motor Paired with an Aquasport 2100

It is only a matter of when, not if, electric outboard motors will be the coin of the realm. One of the first builders in North America to pioneer the new concept is the Limestone Boat Company, which owns Aquasport. It is partnering with Vision Marine Technologies for electrically-powered offerings in the future. Vision Marine has completed a retrofit of an Aquasport 2100CC that the two companies hope to have ready for sea trials before the Miami International Boat Show in February.

Yanmar Develops Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell System Towards a Carbon Neutral Society

Recent years have seen increasing efforts, all over the world, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions towards the realization of a carbon neutral society. 123 countries and one region including Japan have already announced the goal of achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050, and policies to reduce use of fossil fuels are being formulated around the world towards achieving this goal. For example, the European Commission recently announced its intention to ban the sale of new cars with gasoline and diesel-powered engines by 2035. At the same time, hydrogen is attracting worldwide attention as a clean energy source that can replace fossil fuels.

ASIS Oil And Gas Rigid Inflatable Boats Delivery To Saipem

With the imposed restrictions on the motorboats operating around and nearby offshore oil and gas platforms, these three Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats have been fitted with diesel engines. Two are powered by OXE Diesel outboards of 150Hp and the third boat is powered by a Yanmar 4LHA-DTZP Diesel engine paired with a Hamilton jet.

Twin Vee Powercats signs battery deal

Twin Vee has announced that Forza X1, the company’s wholly-owned EV subsidiary, has signed a five-year supply agreement with Michigan-based American Battery Solutions (ABS) for production-grade, 52 kWh, high-powered lithium-ion batteries that will be used to power Forza X1’s electric boats.