Fully electric cargo ship launched in ChinaStaff Writer | November 15, 2017
The world's first 2,000-metric-ton all-electric cargo ship has been launched in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province.
Transportation The ship with 2,400 kilowatt hours
After being charged for two hours, the ship can run 80 kilometers, according to Guangzhou Shipyard International.
The company is the mainland's first shipbuilding company listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and is wholly owned by CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (Group) Company Ltd under the China State Shipbuilding Corporation Group.
The ship, 70.5 meters in length, has battery energy of about 2,400 kilowatt hours, or about the same energy of 40 new energy cars.
Its highest speed tops out at 12.8 kilometers per hour, and there is zero emission of waste gas pollutants. ■