07 Dec '17, 1pm

Even cargo ships are going 100% electric

I've noticed "electrify everything" becoming a mantra among many clean tech observers. And it makes sense. As battery costs come down, and as our power grids get cleaner, the idea of everything from home heating to personal transportation going electric holds considerably more appeal. Still, I had assumed that we'd be using liquid fuels in many applications for decades, even centuries, to come. Yet recently, news headlines have started to challenge that assumption. Whether it's commercial electric flight , 100% battery electric bus fleets or 500-mile range electric trucks , the list of vehicles going electric seems to be growing steadily. Now we can add another vehicle to that list: Cleantechnica reports that Guangzhou Shipyard International in China has built the world's first 100% battery electric cargo ship . Just as commercial flight will go electric first on short hau...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/even-cargo-ships-...

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