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Limmat boats are soon under current

About 100 million tonnes of CO2 will save the Zürichsee-schifffahrtsgesellschaft (ZSG) in the future. From 2023, it wants to the three old Limmat boats by new ones. These are no longer running on diesel engines, but electric. The declared ZSG-Director Roman servant and project Manager Oliver Dali this Morning in front of the media.

The boats Regula, Felix and Turicum, which combine in the summer to the state Museum with the bürkliplatz, the Close and the Zürihorn, are now around 30 years old. Drive motors and gears have reached the end of its life, said servant. "A renovation would be more expensive to come to procure than new." In addition, the ZSG have decided to put on eco-friendly electric motors. He also expects that the operating costs are lower.

The boats are more sketches of the ZSG for the new river Limmat.

look How exactly the three new boats, is still open. The ZSG has created in studies, sketches, but contracts are still awarded no. The shape of the vessels is apparent by the outer circumstances, said project Manager Oliver Dali. The boats need to be able to turn on the river and under the bridges ride. Length, width and height are specified as a result. In addition, the ships wheelchair to fit.

Although the ships may therefore be greater than the previous, they offer more seats. Today, the boats carry a maximum of 50 persons, in the future, it is expected to be 62. The reason for this is that The electric motors require less space, the batteries can not store the designers where they are in the way.

No heat more interruptions

A Problem is fixed by the ZSG also with the new boot: you can drive throughout the summer. In the last few years they had to discontinue the operation again and again, because the cab was simply too hot for the guests and the Crew. The electric boats are now equipped with air conditioners. The driving comfort for the guests also increases, because the electric ship propulsion systems are massively quieter than today's internal combustion engines. From this circumstance, and from the lack of exhaust, the residents of the Limmat river will benefit.

From 2023 in operation

the power for the boats, the shipping company will obtain through its own Photovoltaic plants, which will create on your company's premises. Up to the commissioning, you want to obtain the EKZ green electricity. The boats should be able to be a single battery charge all day, you don't need to be recharged.

The shipping company has done in the current year, a lot of preparatory work for the project, in the coming spring you will want to advertise the boats open to the public. By the end of next year, the ABG provides the Start for the construction of the ships. The use definitely you should begin at the earliest in the season 2023.

The ZSG representatives informed also about new features in the roadmap, starting in mid-December. The roadmap 2020/21 promise more of the lake for all. Because of the increasingly mild Winter lured more and more passengers on the lake, build the ZSG the winter season. With departure at 11.15 and 13.15 newly two Large and offers daily lake cruises Zurich between Zurich and Rapperswil. In addition, the company offers an additional small trip. In the summer there is a new 55-minute Mini-trip around the lake, for an Audio App to travelers about the sights and background knowledge informed.

Created: 19.11.2019, 15:51 PM

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