Hilti Announce Phased Rollout of Sustainable Electric Vehicles

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With the aim to become CO2 neutral by 2023, professional tool manufacturer Hilti have taken their sustainability efforts to the next level with their new range of fully electric vehicles. 

The vehicles, which will begin a phased rollout across the UK in 2021, emit 3x less CO2 than fuel vehicles over their entire lifecycle – allowing Hilti to reduce their carbon footprint in line with their sustainability strategy.

Their current range of diesel Ford Mondeo ‘red cars’ will now be replaced by the KIA E-NIRO 4+ – a top of the range model that sees a 76% reduction in CO2 compared to the Mondeo. Their Audi ‘black cars’, which are used by Hilti office employees, will also be replaced by the TESLA 3– a well-regarded vehicle with a 76% CO2 reduction compared to the current Audi.

Staff will be required to have an electric charging point installed at their home free of charge, which they can use to charge their car every evening. If this isn’t an option, employees will be offered a self-charging hybrid vehicle instead, although electric is being highly encouraged if installation is possible.

Due to mileage limitations, Hilti have yet to find a suitable electric replacement for their fleet of Ford vans, but will temporarily move to Peugeot as a more sustainable alternative. Whilst the Peugeot Expert and Peugeot Partner vans emit up to 15% less CO2 than Ford, Hilti plan to review their options in 2022 with the goal of moving to full electric.


The phased rollout is expected to be complete by 2024, at which point the motor industry will be well on its way to developing even more electric and hybrid vehicles. In fact, with the looming ban on the production of combustion engine vehicles in 2030, we can expect to see a growing number of businesses converting to electric sooner rather than later.



Mel Southern

Brand and Communications Specialist - Great Britain

The Hilti Group supplies the worldwide construction and energy industries with technologically leading products, systems, software and services. With 30,000 team members in over 120 countries the company stands for direct customer relationships, quality and innovation. Hilti generated annual sales of CHF 5.3 billion in 2020. The headquarters of the Hilti Group have been located in Schaan, Liechtenstein, since its founding in 1941. The company is privately owned by the Martin Hilti Family Trust, which ensures its long-term continuity. The Hilti Group’s strategic orientation is based on a caring and performance-oriented culture and the goals of creating enthusiastic customers and building a better future.