DHL Express ordered 12 fully electric cargo planes
On August 3, 2021, DHL Express - the international provider of courier, parcel delivery and express mail services - announced that it had ordered 12 all-electric cargo planes from Seattle manufacturer Eviation. Eviation expects to deliver the Alice electric cargo plane to DHL in 2024.
In a statement, DHL said it was the first company to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo aircraft from Eviation. The Alice eCargo aircraft has the capacity to carry 1200 kilograms and a range of up to 815 kilometers.
Alice eCargo aircraft will require approximately 30 minutes to load per flight hour. In addition, the electric cargo aircraft has the ability to be powered during loading and unloading operations.