Electric aircraft manufacturer in the Seattle area avoid Scheduled to be delivered for DHL Express, it was announced on Tuesday that the logistics company has ordered 12 Eviation’s fully electric Alice eCargo aircraft.
Eviation, headquartered in Snohomish County, north of Seattle, revealed in July that it has already begun to assemble the production of the first battery-powered Alice airliner and plans to make its first flight later this year.
DHL’s goal is to deliver packages with a zero-emission aircraft fleet, which is expected to be delivered in 2024.
“Our investment has always followed the goal of improving our carbon footprint,” DHL Express CEO John Pearson said in a press release. “We have found the perfect partner with Eviation, because they have the same goals with us, and we will enter a new era of sustainable aviation together.”
Alice’s first prototype was unveiled at the Paris Air Show in June 2019. According to Eviation, Alice can be piloted by a pilot and can carry 2,600 pounds. The charging time per flight hour does not exceed 30 minutes, and the maximum range can reach 440 nautical miles, which is very suitable for regional routes.
Roei, Executive Chairman of Eviation, said: “With the continuous increase in on-demand shopping and delivery, Alice is helping DHL establish a clean, quiet and low-cost operation method, which will provide more opportunities for more communities starting in the United States. “Ganzarski said in a statement.
The electrification of the delivery business is the main goal of companies seeking to reduce carbon emissions.As pointed out NBC Finance Channel, FedEx has set the goal of achieving carbon-neutral operations globally by 2040, and will Spend more than 2 billion U.S. dollars Initially in three key areas: car electrification, sustainable energy and carbon storage. Amazon is also flexing its muscles on the ground, investing billions of dollars in electric truck manufacturer Rivian and promising to provide its logistics fleet with 100,000 delivery vehicles of this startup.