Electric aircraft such as drones could account for 30 per cent of same-day package deliveries by 2040 as network scale dramatically brings down costs, according to LEK. Consulting.
The exact market share for vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft will depend on how transport operators configure their networks and the comparable cost of transporting goods through road-based methods, LEK said in a report on Monday.
Drones aren’t likely to replace traditional freight but will add to existing logistics systems to avoid congestion.
While using drones and other electrical aircraft to carry people and freight are already being considered,…