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The world's first ship operating on electric power was launched in the Chinese city of Guangzhou this week, Interfax reported citing local media.

The vessel's displacement is 2 thousand tons. The battery is charging in two hours. When fully charged, it can swim 80 kilometers.

The total length of the vessel is 70.5 meters, width - 13.9 meters. The crew consists of six people.

The technology is also planned to be used for passenger and technical water transport.

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