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NZ Police select Hyundai Kona and IONIQ 5 for battery-electric fleet

Hyundai New Zealand has supplied battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) for the New Zealand Police plan to build an emissions-free vehicle fleet within five years. 34 64kWh Hyundai Kona and five 72kWh IONIQ 5 EVs will provide Police support personnel with the technology, space, and efficiency needed for a demanding work environment.

The Kona EV is already a popular commercial fleet option because of its versatility, driver safety technology, and 484km real-world driving range.

Hyundai offers a growing range of plug-in hybrid (PHEVs), hydrogen-powered, and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), including the sleek new IONIQ 6. All have become common choices for business fleets and are operational in commercial and consumer use around the country.

The Kona Electric and IONIQ 5 are proven on local terrain and a popular choice with Kiwi drivers wanting to reduce their emissions. Police are using the Kona and IONIQ 5 for non-operational work in 15 locations around the country.

Transport is one of the single biggest areas for organisations to reduce their impact on the environment. New Zealand’s vehicles account for 47 percent of our carbon dioxide emissions, and roughly a fifth of NZ’s Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

Hyundai look forward to continuing to work with NZ Police and other New Zealand organisations seeking to cut back emissions.

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