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The little ferry setting a big example in urban river transport


Symington, WP and Desjardins, C, The little ferry setting a big example in urban river transport, IEEE Transportation Electrification Community Magazine, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA, 2017, June, pp. 1-3. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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Over the past 12 months, Australian politicians have been endorsing plans for one of the largest coal mines in the world [1], while the Great Barrier Reef is being damaged by recurrent bleaching events due to global warming [2]. In contrast to this disturbing mix of climate change denial and evidence on Australia’s east coast, an all-electric ferry has been sparkling like an Argyle diamond on Australia’s west coast. The 11-passenger, all-electric ferry, "Ellie J" (Figure 1) has been operating for over 12 months on the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:electric, ferry, river transport
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Maritime engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Transport equipment
Objective Field:Nautical equipment
UTAS Author:Symington, WP (Mr Peter Symington)
ID Code:121111
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Australian Maritime College
Deposited On:2017-09-11
Last Modified:2017-09-11

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