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DHL Express, a leading express service provider, and Eviation, the Seattle-area based global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, have announced that DHL is the first to order 12 of its fully electric Alice eCargo planes. 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.

Alice can be flown by a single pilot and will carry 2,600 lbs (1,250 kilograms). It will require 30 minutes or less to charge per flight hour and have a maximum range of up to 440 nautical miles (815 kilometers). 

Alice has been specifically designed so that it can be configured for cargo or passengers. Eviation’s Alice all-electric aircraft is on track for its first flight later this year.

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express, says: “We firmly believe in a future with zero-emission logistics. Therefore, our investments always follow the objective of improving our carbon footprint. 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. Founded in 1969, DHL Express has been known as a pioneer in the aviation industry for decades. We have found the perfect partner with Eviation as they share our purpose, and together we will take off into a new era of sustainable aviation.”

“From day one, we set an audacious goal to transform the aviation industry and create a new era with electric aircraft,” adds Eviation CEO, Omer Bar-Yohay. “Partnering with companies like DHL who are the leaders in sustainable e-cargo transportation is a testament that the electric era is upon us. This announcement is a significant milestone on our quest to transform the future of flight across the globe.”

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DHL, part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, employs about 400.000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

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