Croatian national ferry company Jadrolinija is looking to put new electric ferries into service by 2024. Designed to transport up to 1,000 passengers and 156 cars each, three Jadroplov vessels will soon be under construction in Split, with an expected two-year wait before they are built and ready to sail out into open waters.
The ferries will operate between Split and the popular islands, such as nearby Brač, and more distant Vis and Korčula. As well as emitting no harmful gasses, the new Jadroplov ferries will cut down journey times by 15-30 minutes in some cases.
Charging points will be installed at the main harbour in Split. It is thought that lithium-ion batteries with larger capacities should provide up to 20 years of usage.