DHL Express has ordered 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from US-based electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation.
With this engagement, DHL aims to set up an unparalleled electric Express network and make a step into a sustainable aviation future.
Eviation’s Alice is a leading fully electric aircraft, which enables airlines – both cargo and passenger – to operate a zero-emission fleet.
Eviation expects to deliver the Alice electric aircraft to DHL Express in 2024.
DHL Express CEO John Pearson said: “We firmly believe in a future with zero-emission logistics.
“On our way to clean logistics operations, the electrification of every transport mode plays a crucial role and will significantly contribute to our overall sustainability goal of zero emissions.”
Alice can be flown by a single pilot and will carry 1200 kilograms. It will require 30 minutes or less to charge per flight hour and have a maximum range of up to 815 kilometres.