China launches first electric cargo ship in world
Q. China launched world's first fully electric cargo ship in Guangzhou. What type of battery does it use?- Published on 17 Nov 17
a. Lead acid
c. Lithium ion
d. Nickel metal hydride
ANSWER: Lithium ion
China launched world's first fully electric cargo ship in Guangzhou, capital city of Guangdong province.
It is the first ship in the world to use lithium ion battery.
The ship will be mainly used to run in inland section of Pearl River for carrying coal for generation of electric power.First Electric Cargo Ship: Know More
- The 70.5-metre-long ship, which weighs about 600 tonnes, was launched in Guangzhou in South China's Guangdong Province.
- The vessel, manufactured by the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Ltd, is powered by a 26-tonne lithium battery. It can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km per hour.
- As the ship do not use fossil fuels, it has zero emission, including carbon, sulphur and PM2.5 and it could be used as a passenger liner or a working ship, state-run Global Times reported.
- On its inaugural run, the vessel was loaded with thermal coal mainly for areas around the Pearl River in Guangdong Province.