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DHL Express places first fully electric eCargo plane order

06 August 2021/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Aviation, Net-Zero

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.


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