Even if the world is still waiting for the idea of self-propelled light cruiser Yara (Norway), scheduled to launch next year, China will soon turn this idea into reality.
China has launched a 2,000-ton transport vessel in Guangzhou province, according to the China Daily. Notably, this is the world's first fully electrically operated.
Hull length is up to 70.5 meters, moving speed is 12.8km / h (about 6.9 nautical miles per hour).
Ships are the product design and assembly of Guangzhou Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The length of the hull is up to 70.5 meters, the speed of travel is 12.8km / h (about 6.9 nautical miles per hour) and the capacity of up to 2400 kWh.
With a two-hour charge, the train can travel up to 80km. Charging time does not affect the progress of transportation by the same time loading and unloading goods on the ship when landing.
"When fully charged, ships will no longer be a threat to the environment ," said Huang Jialin, general manager of Hangzhou Modern Ship Design and Research Ltd., a design company. formerly. This technology could soon be applied in passenger or technical vessels. '
Unfortunately, the completely electrically powered ship is carrying coal, which causes environmental pollution. But hopefully we can soon see the ship carrying other 'green ' goods.