The UK’s first sea-going electric ferry has set sail for the first time in Plymouth.
The e-Voyager vessel uses repurposed Nissan Leaf batteries, and an advanced electric motor, which replaces the traditional diesel engine.
The green ferry will undergo rigorous running trials, before carrying passengers on ferry routes from April 2021.
The project was designed and developed by the cruising, ferry, and fishing company Plymouth Boat Trips (PBT), the boatbuilder Voyager Marine in partnership with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, the manufacturer Teignbridge Propellers and the engineering technology company EV Parts.
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