Singapore’s Pyxis launches its first 100% electric passenger vessel

Singapore’s maritime start-up Pyxis has officially unveiled its first 100% electric passenger vessel, X Tron.

Courtesy of Pyxis

The launch event was held on March 27, 2024, at the Clifford Pier, and according to Pyxis, was attended by 300 guests, including representatives from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

MPA congratulated Pyxis on its social media, noting that X Tron is the first in a series of electric port passenger vessels made by Pyxis. It also said that the battery-powered vessel has a range of up to 50 nautical miles and will operate out of Marina South Pier.

In January 2024, MPA selected Pyxis Energy, Pyxis Maritime and SP Mobility partnership, as well as Seatrium O&G (International) and Yinson Electric for their vessel charging concepts to be piloted in Singapore. This decision followed MPA’s global call for proposals to establish, operate and maintain electric harbor craft (e-HC) charging points in Singapore.

“We look forward to more of such innovations and collaborations as we work closely with our stakeholders to provide a safe, efficient, and commercially viable environment for e-HC,” MPA said.

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To remind, in late 2023, Pyxis Maritime and Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the joint development and marketing of the electric vessels (EV) business in the Singapore region.

At the time, it was said that the partners would work on the development as well as marketing for the expansion of electric vessel introduction in Japan to contribute to achieving zero emissions in the shipping industry.

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