Mackinac Island ferry converting to electric power with automaker aid

Posted on AllSides March 11th, 2023
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A Mackinac Island ferry company is ditching diesel on one of its vessels and transitioning it to electric power, courtesy of a settlement with a foreign automaker, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. The Mackinac Island Ferry Co., formerly known as Star Line, will replace two 1988 diesel engines on its Chippewa ferry vessel with electric propulsion motors. Ferry Company owns the former Arnold Line Ferry fleet and Mackinac Marine Services shipyard. The company plans to upgrade all of its seven steel vessels with electricity...

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