Here at Bright Motor Group, we know the automotive world is changing. That’s why we have an extensive selection of hybrid and electric cars for you to choose from, including options from Ford, SEAT, CUPRA, Citroën, Suzuki and Volkswagen Commercials.
Electric and hybrid cars are more environmentally friendly and will reduce your carbon footprint. But not only that, you will save on running costs as fuel stops are less frequent and rates of motor tax are lower. In addition to this, government grants also apply with grants of up to €5,000 for a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) purchased and registered in Ireland. You can also claim up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle home charger unit.
Ford have launched 14 new hybrid and electric vehicles in Ireland. They’re not just imagining what tomorrow will look like, they’re already building it. Whether it’s the new Mondeo Hybrid, Puma with EcoBoost Hybrid, Kuga with three hybrid options, or their all-electric Mustang Mach-E: you have the power to choose the right EV for you.
SEAT have two plug-in e-hybrid models, the SEAT Leon e-Hybrid and the SEAT Leon Sportstourer e-HYBRID. They are more than a standard hybrid car. Like most hybrids, they recharge the battery automatically. But they’re plug-in models too. This means they use their electric motor first, only resorting to the petrol motor for extra power. To recharge, you simply plug it into a conventional power network. With this advanced technology, they can achieve even more range than a purely hybrid or electric version. And thanks to their 100% electric engine, you can easily drive emission-free.
The CUPRA e-HYBRID range includes the CUPRA Formentor, Leon 5D & Leon SP (245hp) and they have fully electric ranges of up 60 km. Go emission-free with the electric engine. Or switch over to petrol for 245 total hp* and bigger range. Drive emission-free all the time with CUPRA’s upcoming 100% electric car: the CUPRA Born. Plugin and power up. The CUPRA Born has a 500km** purely electric range thanks to its 77 kWh battery.
Quieter, less stressful, and zero particulate emissions; there’s a reason why the range of future Citroën electric cars is so important and popular. It’s not just the environmental benefits, and practical design that makes the Citroën electric cars so desirable. They all come with great Citroën technology, so they really stand out from the crowd. Discover the many advantages of electric vehicles with the new Citroën ë-C4 - 100% electric, C5 Aircross Hybrid SUV, ë-SpaceTourer, ë-Dispatch and ë-Berlingo Van 100% electric.
Suzuki’s new petrol electric hybrid advanced driving system helps to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy. With Suzuki, going hybrid doesn’t mean you’ll be skimping on performance – quite the opposite. Their hybrid systems are light and compact, and when combined with a lightweight chassis and responsive efficient petrol engine, this means you can expect nimble performance as well as improved efficiency. Hybrid options are available across the full Suzuki range.
Volkswagen have collaborated with ABT e-Line, a company that is considered a pacesetter for electric mobility for both motorsport and road vehicles. Together, they have introduced the ABT eTransporter 6.1 and ABT e-Shuttle 6.1, all-electric versions of the iconic Transporter 6.1 and Shuttle 6.1. Replacing the internal combustion engine with an electric power train has the potential to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
If you’re considering making the switch to an electrified vehicle, then it’s important you understand the differences between them.
100% Electric. Just charge it up and go. All-Electric cars are powered by electricity alone. This means they have to be charged before you can drive.
Plug In. Charge up. Improve Efficiency. Plug-in Hybrids have the two sources of power like a Hybrid, but with a larger high voltage battery, enabling you to drive longer distances on All-Electric power.
A seamless blend of conventional and electric power. Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power. They can automatically switch between conventional mode, pure electric mode (for short distances) or use both to power the vehicle as needed.
A small-electric motor that helps improve efficiency. Mild Hybrid vehicles have two sources of power that work together – a conventional engine and a battery-driven electric motor. The electric motor does not power the car. It simply assists it.
*In reference to the CUPRA Leon PHEV
** Pending certification