Twelve zero-emission eCargo aircraft will form world’s first electric Express network
With this engagement DHL aims to set up an unparalleled electric Express network and make a pioneering step into a sustainable aviation future. Eviation’s Alice is the world’s 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.
“We firmly believe in a future with zero-emission logistics,” says John Pearson, CEO, DHL Express.
Alice can be flown by a single pilot and will carry 1,200kgs (2,600lbs). It will require 30 minutes or less to charge per flight hour and have a maximum range of up to 815km (440 nautical miles) said a corporate press communiqué.
“From day one, we set an audacious goal to transform the aviation industry and create a new era with electric aircraft,” remarked Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO, Eviation.
“Our aspiration is to make a substantial contribution in reducing our carbon footprint, and these advancements in fleet and technology will go a long way in achieving further carbon reductions,” commented Travis Cobb, EVP Global Network Operations and Aviation, DHL Express.