Santiago firefighters enter into alliance with Kia and receive their first electric cars

The institution will receive a Kia Niro and purchase another unit of the SUV in addition to an EV9 for transporting commanders and the guard captain

The news was announced during Experiment E and has now been confirmed. Kia has signed an agreement with the Santiago Fire Department, which provides that the brand will provide a Kia Niro and that the institution will purchase another Kia Niro unit and an EV9, for the transfer of commanders and the captain of duty.

During a ceremony held at the 5th Fire Company of Santiago, the agreement was signed and the symbolic delivery of the three Kia electric units, as well as the first 100% electric fire truck in South America, which will contribute to respond sustainably to community emergencies. .

“This alliance highlights the constant commitment of the fire institution to the development of new technologies and respect for the environment, as well as the responsible consumption of natural resources,” said the Santiago Fire Department.

For Máximo Morel, Automotive General Director of Kia Chile, this agreement is very important, because “offering environmentally friendly alternatives is a fundamental part of our growth plan. Being part of an institution as appreciated as the Chilean Firefighters is also the sustainable path that we have decided to follow as a brand, and which is reflected today in various actions that we carry out, always thinking about providing products that adapt to people’s needs and make them experience unique and unforgettable moments, like the recently released EV9 SUV.

For his part, Sebastián Russi, general director of Empresas Indumotora., declared that “we are very happy to be able to participate in this project, undoubtedly full of symbols and tradition; the one who has led the Santiago firefighters for 160 years. For Empresas Indumotora, being able to participate in this new path towards electromobility fills us with pride and joy; Every time we see these state-of-the-art 100% electric Kia units of the Niro and EV9 models, with their sirens and lights, crossing the streets of Santiago, we will remember that when will and engineering meet, nothing is impossible.

Source: Latercera

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