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Austal’s VOLTA Series – Electric-powered High Speed Ferries

Austal has launched an exciting new series of electric-powered high speed ferry designs – the VOLTA series – to spark a change in thinking, challenge convention and exceed the expectations of communities, operators and passengers.

Launching with the Passenger Express 46V, the VOLTA series is a complete, customisable electric-powered transport solution that has been designed from the hull up, to offer a smarter, affordable alternative for ferry operators.

Ultimately comprising multiple vessel designs, Austal’s VOLTA series combines state-of-the-art electric drive and lithium ion battery technology with lightweight, low-resistance, optimised hull forms to produce high-speed ferries like no other.

On-shore, Austal’s VOLTA series are kept running at peak efficiency by the latest in charging infrastructure and in-service support.

The Passenger Express 46V is an IACS-approved, electric passenger ferry, ideal for any inland waterway service operating within a high population, urban environment.

Featuring a striking design with capacity for between 400 and 450 passengers, the catamaran boasts a natural, light filled interior enabled by
large, panoramic side windows and generous skylights located along the entire length of the vessel.

Distinctive, double automatic sliding doors provide direct access to the passenger deck for quick loading and unloading of passengers; ensuring turnaround times ‘alongside’ never exceed your fast battery charging requirements.

The Passenger Express 46V is an environmentally friendly, zero emission* electric high-speed ferry that delivers a superior passenger experience, greater efficiency and lower operating costs.

Source: Austal

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