World’s biggest electric cargo ship

China has launched its first all-electric cargo ship. The 230-foot-long ship can carry over 2,000 tons of goods. It has a battery capacity of 2,400 kilowatt hours – enough lithium batteries to power 40 cars. After two hours of charging, the ship can run for 50 miles. As it is powered purely by electricity, it has zero emissions of exhaust gas pollutants. The irony, however, is that the ship is being used for hauling coal on the inland section of the Pearl River.

Source: Newsweek, 6 December 2017.


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