Matthias SchubertMatthias Schubert graduated in 1989 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Since then, he has worked in various sales positions in industry, at shipyards and with shipping suppliers. As director for commercial sales at Torqeedo GmbH in Germany, he is responsible for the international distribution of complex electric drives and hybrid systems particularly for passenger ferries and governmental boats.
Electric waterbus concept for public transport
By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 10 billion, with 75% of people residing in cities. Facing this rapid population shift and the resulting gridlock of land-based transportation, urban planners are looking to their waterways to ease congestion on city streets, creating integrated water-land public transport networks with climate-friendly water taxis, ferries and other passenger vessels. Together with Fassmer Shipyard, Torqeedo will present a groundbreaking emission-free electric waterbus concept to meet these needs today. The session will cover boat design, maneuverability, battery technology, charging concepts and energy management.