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Hilti adds Kia EVs to fleet

Date: 08 June 2022   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Tool manufacturer Hilti is replacing more than 200 diesel cars on its fleet with electric Kia E-Niros.

The new cars, in 4+ spec, are said to have been selected after external internal research, with Hilti employees averaging 111 miles per day and some covering as many as 250 miles.

The E-Niros, with a 282-mile official range, will require less than one charge per day for the average employee.

Other factors considered by Hilti include availability of vehicles in other rollouts, reliability and safety, and available financial benefits for staff.

Hilti is planning to electrify 50% of its fleet by the end of this year, and the entire fleet by 2024.

Hilti head of finance and head of sustainability Annette Boren said: "All of our sustainability efforts are ultimately to benefit the wider environment rather than us as a business. 

"Our target of carbon neutrality is to ensure we are in line with global efforts to tackle climate change, but we have long focused on sustainability efforts in all areas of our business, with initiatives like our tool recycling scheme. 

"Choosing Kia was a strategic choice as we are confident their EV pipeline is strong enough to support us through further rollouts in the future."