China launches world’s first fully electric cargo ship
BEIJING: China has launched the world’s first all-electric ship, which can travel up to 80 km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a twohour charge, state media reports said. The 70.5-metre-long ship, which weighs about 600 tonnes, was launched in Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province, the People’s Daily reported. The vessel is powered by a 26-tonne lithium battery. It can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km per hour.