Government commits $27m for electric ferries in Auckland

Published on 26/04/2022 at 2:00 pm.

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The Government has confirmed Auckland will receive its first electric ferries by 2024. Minister of Energy and Resources Megan Woods made the announcement outside the cityโ€™s downtown ferry terminal on Tuesday.

The electric ferries will be 200-seat vessels, which have been under development for nearly three years by Auckland-based EV Maritime โ€“ an offshoot of boat builder McMullen and Wing.

Woods confirmed $27 million of funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) to cover most of the costs โ€“ approximately 75% of constructing the two electric ferries.

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