The first electric boat in the world powered 100% by supercapacitors has been named this Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Lorient (France). This electric ferry that will shuttle between Lorient and Pen-Mané (Locmiquélic) is aptly named: Ar Vag Tredan means "electric boat" in Breton, the local historical language.
Built by STX shipyard in Lanester, this boat shuttle with exclusively electric propulsion will charge at each stop in just 4 minutes. A capacity provided by the charging speed of supercapacitors that far exceeds that of traditional batteries. This is certainly a breakthrough for the design and construction of ships "zero emission".