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CityLab Daily: World’s Fastest Electric Ferries Are Coming to Stockholm

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How the Candela P-12 might appear when leaving central Stockholm.

How the Candela P-12 might appear when leaving central Stockholm.

Source: Candela Boats

The world’s speediest electric passenger ferry is on its way to Stockholm and could make commuting along its waterways just as fast as driving — but greener. The Candela P-12, which will start serving a passenger route in 2023, can cover 50 miles (80 kilometers) on a single charge. Its battery takes just one hour to recharge.

The trial service could make Stockholm, with 900,000 daily ferry passengers, a world leader in public transit by electric boat, and could help usher in a new sustainable form of mass transit in other cities. While electric ferries are unlikely to rival trains or buses, they could become an additional tool for reducing transportation emissions, writes Feargus O’Sullivan. Today on CityLab: The World’s Fastest Electric Ferries Are Coming to Stockholm