To remind Thailand goals to have a transport system of 30% electric vehicles by 2035 in order to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution.

According to local media sources, Energy Absolute launched an electric six-boat fleet to operate a route from Taksin Bridge and Rama V Bridge.

For the record, the six electric boats are using 800-kilowatthour lithium-ion batteries and will be available to the public until Feb 14 2021.

This is a first step towards reducing pollution by using electric boats but in the future we will have more electric trains, electric cars, taxis, motorcycles and buses. Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha said at the launch ceremony.

As Energy Absolute explained, the new e-ferry service, which plans to comprise 28 vessels by the first quarter of 2021, will save the country some 4.73 million litres of diesel fuel a year and reduce greenhouse gases by nearly 13,000 tonnes a year.