EV Maritime is currently working with the New Zealand Government to build an all-electric, 200-passenger high-speed ferry known as the EVM200 as part of a $34 million contract.
Eagren said a New Zealand ferry service to Sydney would help Sydney reduce air pollution, fight climate change and build a sustainable transport system.
“It’s important that Sydney is not left behind,” he said.
Last month, the government announced that: invest in 7 new ferries It replaces the Australian-built Rivercat Ferry, which has operated the Parramatta River route since 1992. The old ferry had asbestos on board and had problems with passengers on the top deck not fitting under some bridges.
The new ferry will use 40% less diesel and can transition to hybrid or electric propulsion over time. A ferry’s engines are typically replaced after five years in service, providing an opportunity to make these upgrades during her 25- to 30-year service life of a Parramatta-class ferry.
The New South Wales Transport Authority is looking at more sustainable ways to power Sydney’s transport system, a spokesperson for Transport Minister Joe Halen said. This includes 8,000 buses across New South Wales, government moving to zero-emission technology.
“The new vessel design also has the potential to convert to electric propulsion when the network infrastructure is ready,” said a spokeswoman. “This conversion will also require planning for new onshore infrastructure, including the placement of charging stations at selected docks.”
He added that plans under the previous administration to convert the state’s buses to electric vehicles by 2030 are 17 years behind schedule.
“Out of our 8,000 buses, we currently have 112 zero-emission buses operating throughout Greater Sydney,” a spokesperson said. “When our fleet of buses fully transitions to zero-emission buses, it is estimated that our carbon footprint will be reduced by 509,000 tonnes per year. same amount.”
it looks like Governments race to meet emission reduction targets Environment Minister Penny Sharp has previously said he wants to legislate emissions reduction targets and establish a net-zero commission.
The commission develops the government’s plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The commission will monitor and review the plan and its trajectory, including not only energy prices but also employment and industry impacts. Finally, she Energy Security Co., Ltd. A public company that accelerates the production of renewable energy.
Sharp did not respond to a request for comment.
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