BERLIN, Aug 3 (Reuters) – DHL Express has ordered 12 electric cargo aircraft from start-up Eviation for delivery in 2024 and plans to build the world’s first electric air cargo network, the unit of German logistics group Deutsche Post said on Tuesday.

DHL Express said in a statement that it was the first company in the world to order “Alice” aircraft from Eviation, adding it planned to establish the first electric air freight network in a step towards sustainable aviation.

“We strongly believe in the zero-emission future of logistics,” said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. “Together we are venturing into a new decade of sustainable aviation.”Read more