The ship reaches a top speed of 8 miles per hour and a maximum travel distance of 50 miles. Designers hope this is the first step towards a zero emission fleet.
“As the ship is fully electric powered, it poses no threats to the environment,” said general manager of Hangzhou Modern Ship Design & Research Co, Huang Jialin. “The technology will soon be likely...used in passenger or engineering ships.”
While there have been other electric vessels this is the first one made to transport cargo.
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