“How Amsterdam’s canal boats are going electric – at a cost”

"The Prinses Irene, which once took Winston Churchill up the canals, is silent because it's electric. All you hear is the swoosh of the water being churned up by the propeller. And there are no acrid diesel fumes to spoil the experience. When Mr Kooij had to take the helm of the family business following the sudden death of his father in 2013, he wasn't daunted because he'd been working the canals since he was a boy."

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