Electric Vehicles . . . The Future of Driving

Car trends and technologies may come and go, but electric vehicles are here to stay. At the recent Geneva Motor Show, the Renault ZOE e-sport was unveiled. This lightweight two seater car – a concept from three years of success in the Formula E Championship – is made up of carbon fibre and can accelerate from zero to 62mph in 3.2 seconds. Very impressive!

So, not only are electric vehicles the future of passenger driving, but they are also making tracks in the motor sport world. As you can see in the below picture, this ZOE e-sport is very expressive in its design and sportiness is taken to the extreme. Who knows? We might get to test drive this car one day at O’Brien’s Kilkenny!

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Renault ZOE, TWIZZY & KANGOO Z.E.

We have three 100% electric powered vehicles at O’Brien’s Kilkenny, including the Renault ZOE, Twizzy and KANGOO Z.E. Along with the ZOE – robust, elegant & modern – we also have the Twizzy – a fun, energetic and comfortable small car – and light commercial van (LCV), Kangoo Z.E. This van delivers all the benefits of electric mobility, yet has all the top quality features that you would expect of an LCV, including cruise control, Bluetooth/USB radios and rear parking sensors.

BATTERY LIFE ON 171 ELECTRIC CARS:

171 ZOE battery: 400KM NEDC

171 Twizzy battery: 100Km NEDC

171 KANGOO Z.E. battery: 126KM 

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Renault KANGOO Z.E.

Where & How To Charge?

Some people might think that it is hard or cumbersome to charge an electric vehicle. However, it’s not and there are two main options to charge a car in Ireland:

At Home: If you buy an electric car, you will then be able to qualify for the SEAI Electric Vehicle Grant Scheme, which is offered by the ESB. If the home charge point is installed, you will then be able to charge your vehicle overnight. An ideal situation!

In Public: If you are away from home, you can then avail of the 1,200 public charging points available in Ireland at the moment. We have no doubt that this number is only going to rise in the coming years, as electric cars become more widespread.

O Brien’s Kilkenny

So, why don’t you plug into the positive energy and check out these electric cars and LCV out in O’Brien’s Kilkenny? We are located in the Kilkenny Retail & Business Park, Waterford road, and we can help with all your queries.