better urban mobility is now possible
How we move shapes how we live. As we prioritize greater sustainability and wellness in our lives, we’ve become motivated to reimagine the way we move.
We have the opportunity to improve the way we get around, both technologically and experientially, and the time for action is now.
Our mission is to lower the barriers to e-commuting by providing seamless access to all forms of electric-powered transit, enabling better, more sustainable urban mobility.
Increasing transportation emissions
Globally, transportation accounted for 28% of the world’s energy demand and 23% of its carbon emissions in 2014. In the United States, transportation has risen to the largest carbon producing economic sector as of 2017, with emissions still rising.
In its October 2018 report, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicated that the switching of passengers and freight from less to more efficient travel modes will be critical to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius
Urban congestion exacerbating commuting challenges
Swelling population, outdated infrastructure, and the proliferation of private ride-hailing services have created gridlock in urban areas that is worse than ever.
A 59% increase in the number of for-hire vehicles from 2013 to 2017 in NYC, contributing to increased congestion and a 15% drop in average traffic speed during business hours since 2010
Lost hours and excess fuel costs subtracted nearly $17 billion out of the New York City economy in 2016
Over crowded and often delayed transit options have made commuting the least satisfying part of the day, with adverse impacts to physical and mental wellbeing
Unlike the roads, urban waterways are free of congestion, enabling timely, reliable service as well as a calm oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
SW/TCH has designed its electric ferry with the aim of turning some of the worst minutes of the day into some of the best. Unlike traditional vessels, the electric ferry glides through the water silently, opening up a world of possibilities for enhanced onboard experience. On your way to work you’ll be able to comfortably have a coffee, flip open a laptop, or connect with other colleagues. On your way home you’ll be able to enjoy a beer or cocktail and even listen to some live music.
When you step off the ferry dock, you’ll have access to a last mile transfer option to get you to your final destination. One seamless experience available via the SW/TCH mobile app.
Electrify your Ride
Clean, quiet, comfortable rides
Free Onboard Brews
Access to exclusive onboard events
Last-mile e-commute options gives you freedom to choose how you’d like to connect.
Ride to and from the ferry dock via:
Along with the health of our planet we care about the health of our people
A calm oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city
With multiple modes of transport bundled into one integrated service, SW/TCH takes all the hassle out of getting around
Sustainability is a top priority at SW/TCH
No greenhouse gas emissions
No plastic pollution.
We are entrepreneurs, shipbuilders, designers and impact investors that have come together in a collaborative effort to make SW/TCH a reality.