Electric ferries for the Hauraki Gulf? Hell yes! Late last year Michael Eaglen quit his job as CEO of McMullen & Wing to found a start-up called EV Maritime which is building 100% electric ferries, first destined for the Hauraki Gulf, then for the harbour cities of the world. Electric ferries for the world from New Zealand – sounds pretty cool.

I spoke to Michael about his plans to get the first electric fast-ferry on the water by November 2021, in time to take a boatload of global CEOs for a spin during the APEC Business Forum.

EV Maritime received a major funding injection from Fullers, showing that Auckland’s main ferry operator is also serious about the challenge of decarbonising the Gulf.


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