China launches worlds first fully electric cargo ship

Posted on:15 Nov 2017 11:38:23
China launches worlds first fully electric cargo ship
15 November 2017 Current Affairs: China launched the world’s first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80 km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge.

The ship is 70.5-metre-long and weighs about 600 tonnes.

It was launched in Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province.

The ship has been manufactured by the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited.

It is powered by a 26-tonne lithium battery and can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km per hour.

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