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For several years, BC Ferries has held aspirations for fleet electrification and this strategic goal is well described in policy documents such as the Clean Futures Plan and the SEMP. Although the strategic objective is clear, prior to December 2020 the Company anticipated that full electrification of the Island class would occur in the mid-2030’s during the vessels’ quarter life upgrades. Due to the significant capital investment required to upgrade the first four routes for full battery-electric operation, ICEP can only proceed if additional funding is secured from external sources

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