World's first electric ship

Last Modified: Fri Dec 01 2017 18:58:23 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 13 Nov 2017
    The world's first electric ship, manufactured by the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Ltd, is launched. It represents a technological breakthrough as it is the first in the world to use lithium battery in a fully powered cargo vessel.
  • 2,000 tonnes
    Cargo bearing capacity of the ship. The ship measures 70.5 meters in length.
  • 80 km
    Distance the ship can travel on full charge. According to Chen Ji, general manger of Guangzhou Shipyard International, the ship will be mainly used to run in the inland section of the Pearl River, carrying coal for the generation of electric power.
  • 26 tonne
    Lithium battery that can provide upto 2,400 KWh of energy.
  • 12.8 km/h
    Top speed.