The group hosting tours at the historic natural wonder decided to upgrade its fleet from fossil-fuel burners to carbon free, all-electric boats so passengers won’t be breathing exhaust while sightseeing.
One of the tour boats is named after Nikola Tesla, who engineered and built the worlds first large-scale hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls.
Some of the highlights listed by the Maiden of the Mist folks -
Are among the first all-electric passenger vessels in North America
Utilize lithium-ion battery power that recharges to 80% each trip
Produce zero emissions
Operate nearly silently with little to no vibration
Have complete redundancy in propulsion and battery power, with independent systems located in each hull
Are made from 5086 H116 marine-grade, a superior marine-environment, corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy
Won’t have diesel or combustion-based backup propulsion systems; unlike most other electric vessels, these will not be hybrid vessels
Utilize forward bow thrusters to further enhance the steering capabilities, allowing the vessel to maneuver sideways and dock with ease
Are designed to reduce both heeling and wave-induced motion, compared to a single-hull vessels.
Wishing you fair winds, calm seas and electricity …
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