Asia's first hybrid electric ferry sets sail

Madeleine Cuff
Taiwan e-ferry 'Ferry Happiness'

Taiwan e-ferry 'Ferry Happiness'

If the Cijin Island passenger ferry lives up to expectations, the Taiwanese harbour city of Kaohsiung plans to convert all its ferries from diesel to electric

The first hybrid electric ferry in Asia has set sail in the Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung, in the first stage of a plan to clean up the city's marine transport sector with electric ship technology. Finnish...

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