Sparky the Electric Tugboat is Able to Move Nearly 80Ttons on a Single Charge

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  • An electric tugboat called Sparky is the world’s first full-sized ship-handling electric tug.
  • The tugboat uses electricity as a power source and provides the same bollard pull as the port’s strongest diesel tugboat.
  • Sparky is estimated to save 512 tons of CO2 in diesel emissions annually.

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