China Launches World’s First All-Electric Cargo Ship
By Zainab Calcuttawala,oil-price – Dec 06, 2017, 4:00 PM CST
Tesla is not the only one bringing electric engines to cargo transport.
China just launched its first all-electric cargo ship, which will travel 50 miles at a top speed of 8 miles per hour on a single charge. Though it will be able to carry 2,200 tons of cargo with every haul, that battery capacity is barely enough to fulfill any transatlantic shipments. It will take just two hours to recharge, which is about as much time the vessel needs to unload at a destination.