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.
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