VeniceAgenda2028 is an N.G.O. working with Venetians to ensure that by the year 2028, all motor boats including water-buses, taxis, work and private boats are all zero-emission, low wash electric boats.
How many diesel/petrol motorised boats are there in Venice?
6 airport shuttle boats, 130 vaporetti waterbuses, 550 water taxis, 800 electric workboats and approximately 380 private speedboats – 1870 in total.
How will they be replaced?
Some will be retrofitted and/or their outboards exchanged, others will be designed from scratch for battery-electric, solar-electric, fuel cell or other source of zero emission. Shipyards, battery and engine builders in both Venice and Europe will supply.
What about funding?
Starting with private and generous donations, organisations and companies will be joined the City of Venice, its Veneto Region, The Italian Government and the European Union. The United Nations and UNESCO may also be approached.
How can I get involved?