Business Standard

World's biggest electric cruise ship sets sail in China

The ship will go into commercial operations from next month, being used mainly for sightseeing trips

ship
Premium

Chen Guohai, the ship’s captain, said the vessel’s computer-controlled systems were a major boon

Bloomberg
The world’s largest electric cruise ship has made its maiden voyage, settling back into port in Yichang in China’s central Hubei province after cruising up and down the Yangtze River. 

Powered by a massive 7,500 kilowatt-hour marine battery from the world’s No. 1 battery manufacturer for electric cars, Contemporary Amperex Technology, the ship will go into commercial operations from next month, being used mainly for sightseeing trips. 

At 100 meters long and around 16 meters wide, the Yangtze River Three Gorges 1 can carry up to 1,300 passengers. It can travel for around 100 kilometers on a single charge, saving around 530

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Mar 31 2022 | 1:39 AM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com