World’s Biggest Electric Cruise Ship sails in China

The largest electric cruise ship in the world is in China. The cruise ship has just completed its first voyage. This was a return journey from the port in Yichang in central Hubei province, China after traveling up and down the Yangtze River.

What is special about the Biggest electric Cruise ship?

The ship named ‘Yangtze River Three Gorges 1’ and it is a 100 percent electric cruise ship. It has been developed and built in China. This cruise ship has been powered by a 7,500-kilowatt-hour massive-sized marine battery. The battery has been provided by Contemporary Amperex Technology, the No. 1 battery manufacturer for electric cars in the world. The ship is 16 meters wide and 100 meters long and has the capacity to carry around 1,300 passengers. On a single charge, this ship can travel for around 100 kilometers thus saving fuel of around 530 metric tons.

From the month of April 2022 the ship will be beginning commercial operations. The ship will be used for the purpose of conducting sightseeing trips.

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