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High speed, high cost ferries come in at $18m each

Brent Melville
Wed, 27 Apr 2022

High speed, high cost ferries come in at $18m each
Each EV ferry will displace 1,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually (Image: supplied)
Brent Melville
Wed, 27 Apr 2022
Moves to start electrifying Auckland's ferries are underway, but it comes with a big bill.Energy minister Megan Woods says the government will front up with $27 million to help get Auckland Transport's low emission ferry fleet into the water.That money, which will come from the much-tapped covid response and recovery fund, will cover about three-quarters of the boat building costs of two new 24-metre, carbon fibre ferries, scheduled for delivery sometime in 2024. Of the final contract price of $37.9m, Auckland council will plug in...

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