Hong Kong rolls out world's first fleet of solar ferries

We've already told you about solar-powered cargo ships, now Hong Kong has decided to combat the area's pollution problems by deploying solar-powered ferries. According to the makers of the vehicles, Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd., the ferries will operate using three-quarters solar energy and only one-quarter liquefied petroleum gas, potentially reducing carbon-dioxide output on the route by roughly half.

Purchased by the well-heeled Hong Kong Jockey Club for an undisclosed sum estimated to be in the millions, the green vehicles will go into operation in November. You can see video of the solar ferries in action here.

Via Bloomberg