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Uber Boats on the Thames to be powered by biofuels

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Uber Boat by Thames Clippers is building the UK’s first hybrid high speed passenger ferries, which will launch later this year.
The new boats will use excess power from their biofuel-powered engines to re-charge their batteries for the central London stretch.
The hybrid design will allow the new vessels to operate solely on battery power while transporting commuters and sightseers through the capital – throughout the Central Zone, between Tower and Battersea Power Station piers.
“After the challenges of the last two years that Covid has set upon businesses, in particular in the transport sector, I’m extremely excited to be increasing our capacity to meet the demands of our customers and partners,” said Sean Collins, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ co-founder and CEO. “This development in technology has enabled us to take the first major steps to meet our future environmental vision.
“For over 20 years we have been at the forefront of innovation for the river marine sector. We are committed to supporting the sustainable growth, infrastructure and economic development on and around the river to endorse the river’s importance to London as a form of transport.
“As a business, we are continuing to embrace the emerging technological advances that will see us continue to develop our fleet and infrastructure, thereby supporting a sustainable future in our industry.”
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers is committed to achieving net zero with all new builds by 2025 and for its wider fleet, infrastructure and environmental footprint by 2040.