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I'm taking my electric vehicle onto the ferry - what information do I need to be aware of?

When we refer to electric vehicles, the term includes, but is not limited to all road going vehicles powered by batteries, including hybrid electric vehicles, e-bikes, e-scooters, electric go karts, balance (hover) boards or similar.  

  • When you travel with an electric vehicle on our ferries, we need you to ensure that the electric vehicle has no damage to the battery compartment. If it is thought to have this kind of damage, we won't be able to ship the vehicle unless its battery is removed, or it's 'certified as safe' for transport at sea.  

  • 'Certified safe' means a signed declaration from a competent person recognised by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) 'TechSafe' accreditation, or similar (e.g. the manufacturer or their representative).  

  • If you're travelling with an e-bike or e-scooter, they can only be shipped on the vehicle decks.  

  • Electric go-karts, balance boards or similar can only be shipped when secured in another vehicle. They cannot be taken into any of our passenger areas.  

  • Passengers cannot charge any type of Electric Vehicle on our ferries, this includes BEV, PHEV, e-bikes, e-scooters, hover-boards, electric wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Electric vehicle charging points are available at some of our ports. Find out more on our port pages.

For details on travelling with your electric mobility aid or electric wheelchair, please visit our assisted travel guide or if you require assistance, please speak to a member of our crew.  

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