New Zealand companies partner up on electric commuter ferry

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By Naida Hakirevic New Zealand companies HamiltonJet and EV Maritime have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to build advanced composite, battery-powered commuter ferries.

The cooperation was formalised at HamiltonJet’s Christchurch headquarters in May, in the presence of Megan Woods, New Zealand’s Minister of Energy & Resources and Minister of Research Science & Innovation.

With the aim of decarbonising the harbour cities of the world, the parties are seeking to develop one of the world’s first truly high-speed, full-size, zero-emission fast ferries.

Image by EV Maritime/HamiltonJet

As explained, HamiltonJet will provide a high efficiency, high manoeuvrability drive solution for this all-electric vessel, incorporating elements

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