Electric & Hybrid at Blackstone Motors
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Why Go Electric? Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, with zero-emissions motoring being key to the slowing of climate change. Here at Blackstone Motors in Drogheda, Dundalk and Cavan, we’re delighted to stock the full Renault Electric Vehicle range, as well as the Nissan Electric Vehicle range.

The Electric Range

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.

Benefits of Buying Electric

Making the switch to an electric vehicle is great for the environment, but there are lots of benefits for drivers too. Not only are electric models cheaper to run, costing just a few cents per kilometre, maintenance is inexpensive too, as all-electric vehicles have fewer moving parts under the bonnet. Get behind the wheel and you won’t fail to notice the instant torque which makes acceleration swifter than a petrol or diesel car. Finally, with government grants available to help with the cost of selected vehicles, they’re affordable too.

  • Cleaner on the environment
  • More economical and efficient
  • Government grants for purchasing
  • Fewer mechanical issues
  • Instant torque

Types of electric vehicle

The Nissan and Renault ranges currently offer two types of electrified vehicles:

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    All-electric

    All-electric vehicles (EVs) use a battery pack and electric motors to run instead of a combustion engine and run solely on electric power. They must be plugged into an electrical source to recharge.
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    Plug-in hybrid

    A plug-in hybrid enables you to travel short distances on electric power alone. It uses a large battery pack, which must be charged using an electrical source.

    FAQs

    Click through our frequently asked questions to learn more about the electric motoring.

    What is an electric vehicle?

    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.

    What is a hybrid vehicle?

    ​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.

    How often do hybrid batteries need replacing?

    ​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.

    What is different about electric/hybrid servicing?

    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.

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    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? To learn more about the electric range available at Blackstone Motors in Drogheda, Dundalk and Cavan, contact us today.