Echandia Marine’s first electrically-powered ferry is operated by Green City Ferries and set sail in Stockholm at the beginning of August 2014. Virtually silent and producing zero emissions, it is the first and only ferry of its kind in the world. Battery-powered submarines that run solely on electricity have been around for over one hundred years.
Echandia Marine, began to investigate how to bring this submarine technology ‘to the surface’ for the benefit of the environment in 2007. There are numerous environmental benefits of running ferries on electric propulsion.