Thames Clippers to introduce UK’s first hybrid fast ferries

Photo: Thames Clippers
Photo: Thames Clippers

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers will put new hybrid catamaran ferries into service beginning in the autumn of 2022.

Uber Boat said the vessels will be the UK's first hybrid high speed passenger ferries. The hybrid design will allow the vessels to operate solely on battery power while transporting commuters and sightseers and recharge while using biofuelled power outside of central London.

Instead of relying on shore-based charging, the boats will use excess power from the biofuelled engines to recharge their batteries.

Construction of the ferries is underway at Wight Shipyard.

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