China Launches World’s First All-Electric Ship
Posted November 14, 2017 at 18:15
It travels up to 80km with 2000 tones cargo after it gets charged for 2 hours! Yes, you read it right. China launches world’s first all-electrical ship. It is a huge 70.5-meter long ship, weighing around 600 tonnes, launched in South China’s Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, the local daily paper reported.
It can cruise at a high speed of 12.8km per hour and the vessel is manufactured by the Guangzhou Shipyard International Ltd and is powered by a 26 ton Lithium battery and supercapacitor can last after a 2-hour recharge.
The ship does not use fossil fuels and has zero exhaust emission which includes, carbon Sulphur and PM2.5. The ship can be used both as a working or a passenger liner ship, State-run Global times have reported.
Wang Yongchen, a Beijing environmentalist quotes in a report that, this kind of ship takes into consideration the harmony between nature and humans, this ship also protects water quality and marine life and should inspire other ships which also sail on local rivers.
On its big inaugural run the vessel was loaded with thermal coal mainly to be used in areas around the Pearl River in Guangdong Province, the report stated.