The World’s First Electric Flying Passenger Ship Completes Tests

A 30-seat hydrofoil ferryboat is set to enter mass production ahead of its introduction into the Stockholm transportation network next year. It’s the world’s first electric flying passenger ship, and it recently completed all of its tests with flying colors, delighting manufacturer, Candela Technology. During its first flights, the P-12 confirmed its top speed of 30 knots (35mph), a record for electric passenger vessels. With a range of up to 50 nautical miles, it’s also the first electric ship with the practical endurance to cover most coastal transport needs. Whether it’s public transportation fleets, VIP services, or private customers, it will revolutionize how we travel on water. The P-12 employs computer-guided hydrofoils to elevate its hull above water friction. When on its foils at speeds over 18 knots, it consumes 80% less energy than traditional high-speed vehicles. Priced at €1.7 million ($1.8 million), the 30-seat shuttle matches the cost of similar-sized diesel vessels and is priced significantly lower than other electric options. Once in service, operators can expect reduced costs by up to 90% over those of diesel vessels.