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Consultation on guidance for the carriage and charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs) on Ro Ro ferries.

Published on: 28 October 2021

Roro ferry

This consultation seeks your views on the draft Marine Guidance Note MGN 653(M) Electric Vehicles Onboard Passenger Ro-Ro Ferries. 


The increase in electric vehicle (EV) numbers in the UK has led to increasing demand for the transit of EVs onboard passenger Ro-Ro ferries (Ro-Pax). Currently there are limited requirements specific to the charging of EVs onboard UK vessels. However, it has become apparent that users of these vehicles will expect charging to be available onboard, and for operators of such vessels to consider offering this facility. 


This marine notice provides guidance for the safe carriage and charging of EVs. The consultation and all of its supporting documents, including a full list of consultation questions contained in Section 5, can be found here.


Responses are welcomed from 25 October 2021 until 23:45 on 20 December 2021. Responses should be sent either directly to the MCA on marinetechnology@mcga.gov.uk or via the British Marine technical team – technical@britishmarine.co.uk.