Electric boat touring company, Eco Sightseeing, and electric maritime technology company, El & Marinteknik, announced their partnership this week on a mission to develop an electric conversion of a 1943 passenger boat to cruise the English Royal Navy.
Elias Nilsson, Eco Sightseeing founder, said Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg inspired the project (translated from Swedish): “No one is to small to make a difference” the founder Elias Nilsson started the company in 2019. “I wanted to accelerate the development of sustainable shipping in close urban waters. In Stockholm, there has been talks of converting commercial vessels for many years. Talk and talk but nothing has happened. I believe now is the time for action.”
Furthermore, the companies suggests that the boat will be able to sail for 14 straight hours before requiring a charge. No timeline was given for operation.