Auckland is aiming for an entirely electric fleet of passenger ferries by 2030, which is expected to save one million tons of CO2 annually.

EV Maritime is developing the city’s first two fully electric fast-ferries, which will be powered by electric drivetrain systems provided by Danfoss Power Solutions’ Editron division. The two companies will partner to provide fully electric fast-ferry fleets in cities worldwide.

With approximately six million passenger journeys per year, Auckland’s current ferry fleet burns 13 million litres of diesel annually, releasing about 34,000 tons of CO2.

Auckland Transport is aiming for its ferry services to become 100% electric by 2030, which should save one million tons of CO2 every year.

The ferries will be powered by an EDITRON electronic and power management marine system comprising converters, propulsion machines, DC-link, transformers and an energy management system. The vessels’ propulsion will be enabled by four jet propulsors driven by the motors.