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Eldrift AS is making battery-electric vehicles, vessels, machines, tools and equipment more user-friendly and profitable than fossil-fueled alternatives.

Our story

Eldrift AS was founded in April 2020 by the brothers Helge and Sigbjørn Ullestad, both experienced founders in the NMI Group. Since the NMI start-up in 1999, they have established several companies in mechanical and electromechanical design, production and other services.

Eldrift AS currently consists of a team with high competence in all the necessary subject areas, and works actively to realize Eldrift's vision.

We also work closely with municipalities, partners, suppliers and other interest organizations in order to develop the best and most practical solution for an emission-free construction industry.


Eldrift AS is part of NMI Group. The group consists of:

  • NMI Group AS
  • NMI Mekaniske AS
  • Scout CCTV AS
  • Mobideck AS
  • GB Tech AS
  • Eldrift AS


The world's natural resources are today under increased pressure. According to the UN, we would need 2.8 Earths if everyone in the world used as much resources as Europe. It is therefore crucial for our climate and evironment that we use resources far more efficiently and reduce the need to extract new resources.

We at Eldrift will contribute by taking a circular economic approach as our starting point.

To achieve this, Eldrift must:

Create products that

  • consist of components that are already the result of recycling
  • give new life to used products such as battery packs from electric cars
  • are of high quality and have a long service life
  • are easy to repair, maintain and recycle
  • are is easy to replace all the different components

Make sure that

  • all parts that are part of Eldrift's products get a new life when they come back to us!
  • we utilize the materials that are left over after production


  • repair or assistance with the repair of our products
  • return of electric car batteries
  • recycling of products at the end of their life

We believe that this will lead to increased value, sustainability and last but not least; it will be much better for our planet!

Make your construction site emission-free!

A 25 ton excavator has a theoretical operating time of 5-7 hours with a 300 kWh battery. When using a normal power outlet that is found on the construction site, it will be able to be fully charged within 6-7 hours. If, on the other hand, you use Eldrift's ELCHARGE charging station and ELSTORE battery modules, you will be able to charge the battery halfway in about one hour.

If the machine is charged during the lunch break, it will therefore be able to operate for an entire working day without any problem!


  • Redused emissions

  • Reduces energy needs by approx. two thirds

  • Reduced costs

  • Simplified maintenance

  • Reduced noise

  • Less vibrations

  • Better working environment

  • Better local environment

  • Eliminates need for high power grid on construction site