Tesla 2nd life batteries power Swedish electric sightseeing boat
An 85kW electric motor with Tesla 2nd life batteries for sightseeing boat Sylvia to take visitors along the route travelled by the famous Swedish warship Vasa. Tour company EcoSightseeing and the concept of the Sylvia were launched in 2019 after a chance meeting on a Swedish commuter ferry. Skipper Elias Nilsson started telling a passenger, Erling Matz, about his dream of a boat tour that would follow the route of the Vasa and relate the saga of the ship for visitors along the way. The Vasa was setting off for combat in Poland in 1628, but started floundering on her maiden voyage and sank in Stockholm harbour less than 1500 metres – 1 mile – from dock.