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Sun May 6, 2018, 12:48 PM

Washington State plans to convert biggest ferries to electric power

SEATTLE — Washington State Ferries announced plans Thursday to convert its three largest vessels from running on diesel fuel to electric power over the next several years.

Two of the four diesel engines that power each ferry in the state’s Jumbo Mark II fleet — the Tacoma, Puyallup and Wenatchee — would be replaced with batteries, pending state funding.

The hybrid ferries would mostly run on electric power and use the diesel engines for backup and to recharge the batteries as part of an effort to cut fuel costs and reduce the state’s carbon footprint.

Ultimately, the state hopes to install onshore charging stations that would allow the ferries to run solely on electric power.


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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2018 OP
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Sun May 6, 2018, 01:22 PM

1. One step at a time to reduce petroleum use. This is a good thing to work for. nm

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