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Aveiro has the Iberian Peninsula's first electric ferryboat

"Salicórnia" is the first electric ferry developed entirely in Portugal by Portuguese companies to serve a Portuguese region. It is also the first electric ferry on the Iberian Peninsula. The vessel has zero CO2 emissions, eliminating more than 300 tonnes of CO2 released by the previous model in operation and reducing energy consumption by around 30%.


The electric ferryboat "Salicórnia", which will become part of AveiroBus' operations, runs between São Jacinto, in Aveiro, and Forte da Barra, in Ílhavo, replacing the vessel previously responsible for this crossing.


The ship was built by the ETE Group, which owns the Navaltagus shipyards, for Aveiro City Council, which is financing most of the investment. The consortium formed by Ahlers Lindley, LDA. and ETG - Management and Transport Company S.A. is responsible for implementing the loading systems needed to operate the ferry.