World’s First All-Electric Cargo Ship Will Transport…Coal
Hauling coal. That’s the task for the world’s first all-electric cargo ship. Such a shame.
China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International Company manufactured the first and largest all-electric, 2,000-metric-ton cargo ship.
This massive EV will be mainly used for carrying… coal. That dirty coal will be used mostly for the generation of electric power.
The 2,400 kWh battery translates into range of approximately 50 miles (80 km). Top speed is 8 mph (12.8 km/h).
Charging of such big ship requires two hours, but loading the cargo probably will certainly take a lot longer than that, so charge time shouldn’t be an issue.
It’s expected that soon electric ships will become increasingly common in China.
Source: China Daily