UK’s first electric ferry
The UK’s first sea-going electric ferry has set sail for the first time in Plymouth.
Dubbed the e-Voyager, the vessel was developed by Plymouth Boat Trips and Voyager Marine, Cornwall in partnership with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, Teignbridge Propellers and EV Parts.
The ferry is currently undergoing rigorous tests and is expected to begin carrying passengers in April 2021.
Project leader for Plymouth Boat Trips and Voyager Marine, Andy Hurley, said: “It’s hugely exciting to see the launch of e-Voyager and the result of such a progressive collaboration to create a cleaner and more sustainable future for the marine industry.
“Through developing the technology and maritime applications, Voyager Marine is helping to place Plymouth and the South West as UK leaders in the conversion and new build of zero-carbon, fully electric commercial vessels.”