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Dec 8, 2017

China Has Launched World’s First Electric Zero-Emissions Cargo Ship

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China is now the proud owner of the world’s first all-electric cargo ship and has already put the vehicle to use.

As reported by China Daily, the 2,000-metric-ton ship was launched in the city of Guangzhou last month and runs in the inland section of the Pearl River.

Constructed by Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Ltd, it can travel 80 kilometres (approximately 50 miles) after being charged for two hours. As noted by Clean Technica, two hours is roughly the amount of time it would take to unload the ship’s cargo while docked.

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