BC Ferries launches third hybrid-electric island class ferry

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The firm continues to roll out its Clean Futures Plan with the launch of its third battery electric-hybrid island class vessel. Construction is well underway and sea trials are scheduled for February 2021. Following successful sea trials, the vessel will make its way to Point Hope Shipyards in Victoria in summer 2021 for final preparations. The ferry will begin service on the Campbell River – Quadra Island, Quathiaski Cove route in British Columbia in late 2021.

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A journalism graduate from Coventry University, Rachel started working at UKi Media & Events five years ago and in that time has risen to deputy editor on a number of titles, including Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International. Her favourite aspect of the job is interviewing industry experts, including researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians, and learning more about the ground-breaking technologies and innovations that are shaping the future of the marine and shipping industries.

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