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World’s largest electric cruise ship makes its debut on the Yangtze River

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This is reportedly the world’s largest Electric Cruise Ship. The Yangtze River Three Gorges 1 embarked on its maiden voyage from Yichang in Hubei province. The vessel’s battery is said to have the world’s largest electric power capacity.

which according to Chinese state media is 7,500 kilowatt-hours. The ship can reportedly save 530 tonnes of fuel and reduce harmful emissions by 1,660 tonnes per year. It can seat up to 1,300 passengers and is 328ft (100 meters) long and 53ft(16.2 meters) wide. The ship is expected to take passengers on a tour of the Yangtze River near Yichang.

The world’s largest electric cruise ship, the Yangtze River Three Gorges I, On 2022 March 29 made its maiden voyage in Yichang, central China’s Hubei Province, The ship boasts the world’s largest power battery capacity of 7,500 kilowatt-hours, The equivalent of the total battery capacity of more than 100 electric cars.


Powered by clean hydropower energy, it can travel 100 kilometers on one single charge, helping save 530 tonnes of fuel and reduce emissions of noxious gas by 1,660 tonnes annually, thus playing a significant role in meeting the country’s target of peaking its carbon emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.

The ship, which is 100 meters long and 16.2 meters wide, can accommodate 1,300 passengers and will take them on sightseeing trips along the Yangtze River near Yichang.

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