|The swedish speed boat builder Candela has announced their entry into the Public Transport sector, through a collaboration with the local authorities in Stockholm to operate the world’s fastest electric ferry.
The Candela P-30 will be a joint pilot project together with @RegionStockholm, and will be launched during 2022.
Carrying 30 passengers between stops at up to 60 km/h without emissions, wake, or noise pollution, P-30 will be about 50% less expensive to operate than traditional ferries. With an energy usage per passenger that is equal to that of a hybrid fuel bus, P-30 is not only a replacement for today’s diesel ferries but also a compelling alternative to cars and buses.
By electrifying waterborne public transport, we will come one step closer to turning our vision of clean oceans and lakes into reality.
Redefining urban waterborne transportation
Candela’s mission is to speed up the transition to fossil fuel-free marine transportation. Our innovative P-30 is the world’s first high-speed and long-range electric shuttle ship. Cruising at 20+ knots on computer-controlled hydrofoils, it consumes 80% less energy than conventional ships. Project P-30 will launch in 2022, as a joint pilot between Candela and the Region of Stockholm
Not just a ferry, but a system
Candela P-30 is not only a replacement for today’s uneconomical and dirty diesel ferries. The ability to travel at an average speed of 60 km/h between stops makes it a compelling alternative to cars and buses. Hydrofoil ships require no additional, costly infrastructure, but instead make use of underutilized waterways to alleviate traffic congestion and pollution in urban areas.
Scalable from 12 to 300 passengers
Our electric hydrofoil technology can be applied to a wide range of vessels, from 12 person taxi boats to 300 passenger ships.