Electric airplanes could be future of delivery

ABC News’ Gio Benitez reports on UPS’ announcement regarding future electric cargo planes that won’t need airports, as they will take off and land vertically at distribution warehouses.
2:10 | 04/09/21

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Shipping giant UPS announcing today so that's future cargo planes won't even need airports and new planes will simply take off and land vertically and distribution warehouses. ABC's Yemeni test explains. Call it the future shipping electric plane soaring through the skies with your packages and get this and there's no need for an airport. UPS plans to use the planes to connect rural and mid size cities areas where packages may usually take longer to arrive. In this illustration from UPS you can see the planes taking off vertically from shipping warehouses. They fly at a 170. Miles per hour. And land directly at sorting facilities meaning your packages arrive faster with what the company calls a minimal impact on the environment. So what does this mean that some people in parts of this country will be receiving their packages fast Europe when you start by passing. You know all the manual handling that takes place you create efficiencies in the met pork not only that. You also start moving the network on a faster pace. And UPS isn't the only one planning to use these old short quiet planes. The US military is also on more. And so would just its mission of moving water medicine. Goods medical countermeasures over the hill short range super efficient low cost. Actually replacing in the case the military some high cost ground transportation. The planes can fly for about 250 miles its batteries charge in about fifteen minutes. NATO the company developing the planes says the aircraft will be a top economist within just a few years. The ultimate goal. To start moving people. As we move forward and deployed things and logistics world of course builds millions hours of flight retirement have thousands of vehicles deployed. So that when we get to the passenger mission we put six people in this aircraft. M in local regional trips. Until then our packages will be to Guinea text UPS plans to start flying these planes in 20/20 four. She opened Ito's ABC news New York.

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