UK’s first sea-going electric ferry hits the water

UK’s first sea-going electric ferry hits the water


Plymouth Boat Trips and Cornwall-based builder Voyager Marine have launched E-Voyager, the UK’s first sea-going electric ferry.

Designed and developed in partnership with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, Teignbridge Propellers, MarRi-Uk, and EV Parts, the ferry will now undergo rigorous running trials, before carrying passengers on Plymouth Boat Trips’ ferry routes from April 2021.

E-Voyager will be powered by repurposed batteries. Charging can be completed in under three hours via a shore power facility consisting of three 22kWh chargers installed at the Barbican landing stage in Plymouth.

The vessel will be charged overnight when berthing, providing enough power to run for a full day and complete its journey on a single charge. If required, the boat can simply plug in and recharge between runs as passengers embark.

Click here for the other news, features and reviews comprising this month’s Passenger Vessel Week.


Baird Maritime

The best maritime site on the web. The sea's our scene!