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China Launches World’s First All-Electric Cargo Ship, Will Use It To Haul Coal

Here’s the good news: China has launched the first all-electric cargo ship. According to China Daily , the 230 foot long vessel is equipped with a 2,400 kWh lithium-ion battery that stores enough electrical energy to transport 2200 tons of cargo a distance of 50 miles on a single charge at a top speed of about 8 miles per hour. Time to recharge the battery is given as 2 hours, which is approximately the time needed to unload the ship at its destination.

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