Torrens river limousines


A premium transport service on the river Torrens among Australia’s most liveable city.

How this will impact Adelaide's carbon emissions

The 'Torrens river limousines' are battery operated vessels which can provide a premium transport service for up to 10 passengers on the river Torrens.

The vessels have no noise pollution, no air emmisions and no fuel on board. So to operate the vessels you need to recharge the batterys, which is using the central grid electric network and there is no need to buy fuel oil to store on the vessel. This means operations are very efficient using the central grid network compared with using 4 stroke outboard motors. Such efficiency gains are economical and also environmentally friendly and much less carbon emissions will be polluted to the atmosphere and none within the city of Adelaide.

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Richard O'Connor

14 Jul 2016

Great idea and design, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, all major metro areas with water based transport systems could do with an upgrade on water based public transport and this design creates a green and cost effective solution.

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Michael O'Connor

13 Jul 2016

Hi Barrie, the vessels have a range of about 96 km @ 8km/hr , and they can go up to speeds of 18-20 km/hr.
However I understand navigation is restricted up to Mt pleasant on the river, so their purpose is primarily for tourism around central Adelaide from the Weir gate to the Zoo.

Barrie Castle

01 Jul 2016

How does it compare for speed & performance? Is it a viable alternative to get to Mt Pleasant faster than by road? Or is it more for tourism?