DHL Express has ordered 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation, the Seattle-area-based global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft.
The Eviation Alice electric plane can carry up to 1,133 kilograms at a top speed of 400 kilometres per hour and can fly 800 kilometres on a single charge.
DHL’s plans are to set up an unparalleled electric express network and make a pioneering step into a sustainable aviation future. The aircraft will be used for transporting packages from major air hubs to smaller markets.
“We strongly believe in the zero-emission future of logistics,” said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. “Together, we are venturing into a new decade of sustainable aviation.”
Eviation, owned by Singapore’s Clermont Group, expects to deliver the Alice electric aircraft to DHL Express in 2024.