One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism – Shotover Jet, has completed the conversion of one of its petrol-powered jet boats to 100 percent electric.
Ngāi Tahu has been very clear about our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our businesses. This is the kind of innovation that is going to help us achieve our goal of a more sustainable future, for us and our children after us - mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei.
This is an exciting step in our journey towards a more sustainable tourism model and we are thrilled to be working with Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority again.
Reducing the carbon emissions footprint of our jet boat fleet makes a lot of sense, with our focus being on finding ways to make the biggest possible impact as we head towards our goal of being carbon zero.
Once the testing of the Electric Jet Boat prototype completed, Ngāi Tahu Tourism will look to introduce the technology into the Shotover Jet fleet, one of the company’s 14 tourism experiences.
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Shotover Jet started commercially using jetboats in 1965 and from then have continuously developed the technology that powers our fleet. With the development of the electric jet boat prototype, we move forward into a new era of sustainability and innovation.