WSF received $1.5 million grant for hybrid-electric ferry conversion Featured

Washington State Ferries is receiving $1.5 million in federal funding to continue work on converting its largest vessels from diesel to hybrid-electric propulsion. This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the grant, which will go towards converting one of the two Jumbo Mark II ferries used on the Seattle/Bainbridge route. 

Converting one ferry to hybrid electric on the Seattle/Bainbridge route will result in a 95% reduction in emissions for the vessel.

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