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Argentine owned Buquebus orders the largest 100% electric high-speed catamaran ferry in the world

Shipbuilders Incat Tasmania has begun construction of what they claim will be the world’s largest electric ferry boat. The 130-meter-long unit has been ordered by Buquebús, the company offering passenger services between Buenos Aires and the Uruguayan ports of Colonia and Montevideo through the Río de la Plata. It will have room for 2,100 travellers and 226 vehicles, it was reported. Buquebus is owned by Argentine Juan Carlos López Mena Plans for the ninth Incat vessel to join the Buquebus fleet were…

The Greening of of Uruguay – First of 500 Electric Buses Arriving

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jul 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay, BYD, CTS and Buquebus officials signed a contract yesterday to begin bringing electric buses into Uruguay. “I am very pleased that Uruguay will have this environmental-friendly bus and new technology. I am looking forward to seeing electric vehicle technology in this country as we are very devoted to the protection of the environment,” said President Mujica. Mr. Juan Carlos Lopez Mena, President of Buquebus,…
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