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UPS orders 10 electric delivery planes

UPS orders 10 electric delivery planes

Aircraft are one of the big polluters in the world, and even during a pandemic, they are relied on heavily for deliveries. Just look at Amazon’s Air fleet expansion for proof of that. UPS, however, is going green by ordering vertical takeoff and landing electric (eVTOL) aircraft.

The aircraft UPS intends to use is the ALIA-250c manufactured by Beta Technologies. With a flying range of 250 miles and cargo volume of 200 cubic feet (1,400-pound capacity), these aircraft will be limited to carrying smaller loads. However, UPS views this as a positive as the aircraft will replace ground transport, which takes longer, and small feeder aircraft, which are environmentally unfriendly and require airports for takeoff and landing. Read more…

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