April 7, 2021 - By Adele Peters
Original URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/fastcompany/headlines/~3/cL5pPCbdNqg/inside-upss-new-plans-for-flying-electric-delivery-vans
The Alia-250 eVTOL can hold around 1,400 pounds of cargo, part of a broader plan to reduce the company’s emissions footprint.
As UPS begins to convert its fleet of trucks to electric vehicles, it’s also beginning to find new ways to shrink emissions from the airplanes that help it move packages around the country. That includes a plan to start using small electric planes that can take off and land vertically—essentially, flying electric delivery vans.