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China launches world’s first fully electric cargo ship

Creating history, China has launched the world’s first all-electric cargo ship. As per the state media reports, the ship can travel up to 80 km with 2000 tonnes cargo after a two hour charge.

 

As per the reports, the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Ltd manufactured the ship, which weighs 600 tonnes and 70.5 metre long. It can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km per hour. Also, it is powered by a 26-tonne lithium battery.

 

 

The vessel has zero emission including sulphur, carbon and PM2.5 as it won’t use fossil fuel. It was loaded with thermal coal mainly for areas around the Pearl River in Guangdong Province on its inaugural run.