• UPS explores eTVOLs, part helicopter and part plane

    5 days ago - By Chron

    UPS is buying 10 electric vertical aircraft as it attempts to improve delivery times in small and mid-size markets.
    eVTOLs are a cross between a helicopter and a fixed-wing airplane, meaning they can fly at higher speeds, as well as ascend and descend vertically.
    In an announcement Wednesday, the Atlanta delivery company said it will test the eVTOLs for use in its Express Air delivery network. The program is been overseen by its Flight Forward division, which is also exploring drone delivery.
    UPS expects to begin receiving the planes in 2024. There's an option to buy up to 150...
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  • UPS reveals plan to buy hundreds of eVTOLs that can fly up to 250 miles to deliver packages - take a look

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    A rendering of Beta Technologies' eVTOL aircraft.
    UPS
    UPS is planning to buy electric takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs, to transport packages.
    Beta Technologies' Alia-250C is the shipping giant's eVTOL of choice, with options for 150 aircraft.
    The electric aircraft can carry 1,400 pounds of payload and travel up to 250 miles emission-free.
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    UPS is going electric - in the air.
    A rendering of Beta Technologies' eVTOL aircraft.
    UPS
    The shipping giant plans to add electric vertical take-off and land aircraft, or eVTOLs, to its fleet of delivery...
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  • UPS is splashing out for 10 futuristic electric aircraft that could revolutionize package delivery. Here's how the investment could give the company a competitive leg up

    UPS is splashing out for 10 futuristic electric aircraft that could revolutionize package delivery. Here's how the investment could give the company a competitive leg up

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement A new breed of aircraft will soon be ferrying packages for UPS - and it doesn't require an airport .
    UPS is purchasing 10 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft along with a charging station from the Vermont-based startup Beta Technologies with the option to increase the order to more than 150 with delivery expected in 2024. UPS declined to share the size of the deal.
    The technology could supercharge the company's package logistics network while taking the first step toward a logistics future that looks very different from the current reality.
    Beta's vehicles...
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  • UPS Buying Electric Cargo Copters For Speedier, Greener Deliveries

    5 days ago - By Forbes

    The delivery giant will purchase up to 150 EVTOL aircraft from startup BETA Technologies for use in small and mid-size markets.
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