Hebridean ferry puts down a new marker for hybrid technology

Signalling a new chapter in small ferry design, the ‘Hallaig’ employs a hybrid power and propulsion system using batteries and diesel-electric plant (Caledonian MacBrayne)

Scotland’s ground-breaking, hybrid ferry project has been realised through the entry into west coast service of two double-enders incorporating a novel powering and propulsion concept, described by David Tinsley.

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