ESPcat – Wellington Electric Ferry

  Ika Rere Built by the Wellington Electric Boat Building Company

She may not be solar powered but Wellington’s new electric ferry is very impressive indeed.  Just look at these specifications:

LOA – 19 Meters

Speed – 22 knots

Passenger  capacity – 135

Engines – twin 350 kw

Battery weight – 550 kg

Cost – $NZ 9 million *

I am many shades of green with envy. Imagine what I could do to Borderline (the ESPcat) with $NZ 9 million.

* https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018824634/ika-rere-the-electric-ferry-heading-for-wellington-s-harbour

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