The manufacturer of the electric water taxis is Vinssen, an eco-friendly small vessel maker based in Korea. Vinssen is expected to sign a letter of intent with the US ride-hailing firm and finalize the deal by February, the official added, declining to make public the name of the company.
The US service provider will not only offer the three electric water taxis to the public, but also use them as shuttles to pick up and drop off employees working at its headquarters..
Vinssen is currently developing a hydrogen fuel cell and electric battery system to power a tanker with Singapore-based global shipping company Navig8. It also aims to develop a new system that can power a 400-meter ship by 2026.