China launches world’s first fully electric cargo ship

China has 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 Ltd. 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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