In an email to CleanTechnica, DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, announced that it has agreed to purchase 12 Alice electric cargo planes from Eviation to create the first electric air freight network in the world. The 12 airplanes will be utilized in the company’s US operations. Eviation expects to deliver the zero emissions cargo aircraft to DHL Express in 2024 with the maiden flight scheduled to take place later this year.
“We firmly believe in the emission-free future of logistics,” says John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. “That is why we make sure that all investments improve our CO 2 footprint. On our way to environmentally friendly logistics, the electrification of all modes of transport plays a decisive role and contributes significantly to our sustainability goal of zero emissions. DHL Express has been a pioneer in the aviation industry for decades and in Eviation we have found the perfect partner who shares our mission. Together we dare to embark on a new decade of sustainable aviation. ”