At Blackstone Motors Drogheda, Dundalk & Cavan we stock the full Renault Electric Vehicle Range as well as the Nissan & Opel Electric Vehicle Range. Renault, Nissan & Opel have a tempting collection of electric and hybrid models available. From the ground-breaking Nissan LEAF, one of the first modern electric cars on the market, to the innovative Renault ZOE with its impressive range, our electric passenger cars offer plenty for the contemporary driver. Commercial customers, meanwhile, will find a capable and flexible selection of electric vans to choose from. View the models below and click through to find out more.
Types of electric vehicle
The Nissan and Renault ranges currently offer two types of electrified vehicles:
Click through our frequently asked questions to learn more about the electric motoring.
An electric vehicle is one that runs solely on battery power. This battery powers the motors and is charged via a suitable charging point, either at home or in public. The result is emissions free motoring at all times.
A hybrid vehicle is one that combines a traditional petrol or diesel engine with a battery powered motor. Often, this battery motor is capable of powering the vehicle entirely, leading to a limited all-electric range with zero CO2 emissions. Some hybrid vehicles utilise regenerative braking to charge the batteries, whereas others require plugging in.
Hybrid batteries are designed to cover approximately 160,000km before needing to be replaced. However, many are able to exceed this range and should be regularly serviced to determine when change needs to occur.
While there are fewer moving components to be found within an electric vehicle, regularly servicing needs to be maintained. After all, while there will be no need to check all engine components, your vehicle will still need to be checked in terms of braking, lights, tyres, etc.