As a founding member of the ecar consortium of Northern Ireland, Donnelly Group is committed to supporting the development of future clean air technologies within the motor industry and the continued investment in the electric vehicle charging network. With an ever increasing and evolving selection of electric and hybrid vehicles to choose from, our team of specialists are here to help you with your choice if you're considering your next car!
Electric and hybrid vehicle are classed by how much of their energy is derived from electric power and can be classified in three categories;
- Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)
- Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
- Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEV, or self-charging)
These vehicles are fully electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries with no petrol engine. Electricity is stored within the battery pack of the vehicle and is used to run the electric motor to drive, and all electronics on board such as headlights, radio, and satellite navigation.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer a combined power source using a petrol engine and a rechargeable battery. The vehicle can recharge the onboard battery through the both regenerative braking when the vehicle is in motion and 'plugging-in'.
These vehicles benefit from both petrol and electric power sources without any plug-in features. All electric energy is generated by the vehicle's braking system to recharge the battery via regenerative braking. Hybrid vehicles start by using the electric motor and the petrol engine cuts in as speed or load increase.
To find out more or to speak to a specialist contact your nearest showroom or complete the form;
Bangor: 028 2544 0620
Ballymena:028 2544 0620
Belfast:028 9590 0223
Derry/Londonderry: 028 7122 9420
Dungannon:028 8744 8510
Enniskillen:028 6633 0365
Mallusk: 028 9590 7846