Electric vehicles are smooth and quiet to drive, plus they are powerful and very economical. They are a lot like driving any other car – but a lot more fun.

There are a few different types of electric vehicles available:

  • Full electric (EV)
  • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) which use both a petrol and an electric engine powered by a plug-in battery
  • Full hybrid vehicles which use both a petrol and electric engine with the petrol engine charging the battery.
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At Brendan Foot Supersite we make buying your next vehicle easy. Our experienced team has in-depth knowledge about all vehicles, including electric and hybrid vehicles. We can show you how:

  • Driving a vehicle fully or partially powered by an electric motor is so exciting
  • Maintenance costs can be very low
  • Running cost will make you smile – as little as 1.1L per 100km and for the equivalent of 30 cents per litre
  • Topping up with an overnight recharge is easy as counting sheep
  • A large range of electric vehicles in one place is convenient and makes your choice easy.

We not only sell new and used electric vehicles at Brendan Foot Supersite, we also service them so we are well placed to help you choose the right vehicle for you.

A test drive is a great way to experience the differences an electric or hybrid vehicle has to offer. Come and talk to us today.

Electric vehicles - an exciting option for your next vehicle Brendan Foot Supersite

Types of Electric Vehicles

To help you understand the different types of electric vehicles available here’s some more information:


Electric Vehicles, or EVs, do not use any fuel at all – they run solely off a battery. As a result these vehicles have zero emissions and provide a benefit for the environment and for the owner.

With no fuel costs your running cost is the electricity to recharge the battery, which the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has calculated as being the equivalent of 30c per litre.

There are fewer moving parts in an EV engine so your maintenance costs are lower than a petrol or diesel engine.

Having an EV is becoming increasingly popular as manufacturers are now offering upto a 10 year battery warranty, and more charging stations are becoming available.

These vehicles are sometimes also known as Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV).


A Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, or PHEV, has both a petrol and an electric engine powered by a plug-in battery.

As in a full hybrid, the battery will charge when you brake or slow down but you also have the option of plugging it in and running the vehicle solely with the electric engine. Both engines will drive the wheels, so on a long trip once the battery has run out you have the back-up of the petrol engine.

These vehicles have lower emissions on a like for like vehicle basis, and fuel savings are good but may not be as good as a full EV.


Full hybrid vehicles use both a petrol and electric engine. In some hybrids the petrol engine is only for re-charging the battery which powers the electric engine, while in others you have the option for the petrol engine to drive the wheels. Charging the battery happens when you brake and slow down.

A major difference between a hybrid and other EVs is that there is no option to plug in to recharge in hybrid vehicles.

A hybrid is great for longer distances because while you have less battery range than an EV, you have the backup of petrol if you need it.

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Charging Electric Vehicles

Charging your vehicle is easy and convenient too. Most daily vehicle travel is over a small distance so charging is not an issue. For longer distances, there are large savings and plenty of ways to stay charged.

PHEVs and hybrids are self-charging, and for EVs there are fast charge options. Some vehicles have a range of 400km, and options to charge at home, at work or at the 127 charging stations across New Zealand.

Electric vehicles - an exciting option for your next vehicle Brendan Foot Supersite

What Our Customers Think

“Very happy to be saving $50 per week, and to be driving in a hybrid that looks like a normal car”
– Erik purchased an Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid.

“Saved $600 in two months and wouldn’t have bought without help from Brendan Foot Supersite”
– Chris & Danny from Gisborne purchased a Kia Niro Hybrid.

“So quiet, safe and fun. We love our Outlander and help from Brendan Foot Supersite”
– Jaime purchased a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.


Find The Right Electric Vehicle For You

If you are interested in an electric vehicle keep an eye on the latest new electric vehicles available as well as the pre-owned models. We’ve a great range of new vehicles and quality used electric vehicles.

Cleaner, greener, lower running costs. Talk to our experienced team about electric vehicles today!

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Greytown Weekend & Getaway Car Competition Terms & Conditions, 1 Nov 2021 to 20 February 2022

Win your choice of new car from Brendan Foot Supersite’s selection to take for a night for two at The White Swan Hotel in Greytown!

1. Promotion Description
The Promotion involves registrants and official volunteers for the 2022 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays who are 25 years or older selecting a vehicle from a competition page on the Brendan Foot Supersite website. Before the 2022 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays event on 20 February 2022 ten lucky people will win for their personal use a prize consisting of:

Their chosen vehicle to be used in conjunction with a one night stay in a Deluxe suite plus breakfast for two at The White Swan Hotel in Greytown.

The winners will be selected randomly after registration has closed.
The winners will be contacted by the Promoter using the contact details provided in that entrant’s registration. If the Promoter is unable to contact any winner, or that winner does not respond to the Promoter’s contact within 24 hours of the draw, then that winner forfeits the Prize and the Promoter will draw another winner to a total of ten prizes.

2. Terms and Conditions
By registering for this Promotion you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

3. Registration
a) You must have registered for the 2022 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays, or signed up to be an official volunteer for the event.
b) The Registration Period closes 4pm on 19 February 2022.
c) Register via www.brendanfoot.co.nz/getaway-car during the Promotion Period and complete the registration form. Entry details must be the same as provided for Round the Bays registration.
d) You must be 25 years or older.
e) By registering for the Promotion you will go into the draw to win the vehicle selected on the Getaway Car page, and a night for two at The White Swan Hotel Deluxe suite, plus breakfast for two.
f) Only one entry for the Greytown Weekend & Getaway Car competition per 2022 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays registration, or per official volunteer.
g) A 2022 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays Family Registration qualifies for one entry in the Greytown Weekend & Getaway Car Competition.

4. Prize
Choose Your Get-Away Car and night for two at The White Swan Hotel
Each of the ten winners of the Greytown Weekend & Getaway Car Competition will have for their personal use:
Their chosen vehicle to be used in conjunction with a one night stay in a Deluxe suite plus breakfast for two at The White Swan Hotel in Greytown, to be taken before 1 December 2022.
The accommodation is subject to availability and is to be booked directly with The White Swan.
The winner will need to contact Brendan Foot Supersite two weeks in advance of the date the vehicle is required. The vehicle is to be collected from Brendan Foot Supersite on the day of the accommodation booking and returned the day after. The vehicle collection and return are to be at agreed times and these will be within Brendan Foot Supersite’s opening hours.
Any other costs or charges associated with the vehicle or accommodation use are the responsibility of the prize winner, NOT Brendan Foot Supersite.
In the case that their chosen vehicle is not available the winner will be contacted and offered other choice/s. Specification and vehicle colour will be subject to availability.
The winner will be required to have a full New Zealand Driver’s Licence which is current and correct with no impairments pending, and sign a Loan Vehicle Agreement which outlines conditions covering vehicle driver responsibilities, damage, insurance excess of $3,000, fines and regular maintenance.
Brendan Foot Supersite will have the right to inspect the vehicle at their request during the loan period.
Any damage must be reported to Brendan Foot Supersite as soon as possible after the damage occurred. Reasonable wear and tear of the vehicle will be accepted. Any excess wear and tear may be subject to charges to return the vehicle to a suitable state.
No modification or maintenance of the vehicle is permitted.

5. General
a) This Promotion is not open to employees of the Promoter, Nuku Ora, and their families, its related companies, agents and affiliates.
b) The winner is responsible for all additional costs in excess of the prize value.
c) The prize is not redeemable for cash.
d) The Promoter’s decision on all matters is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
e) You agree that if you participate in the Promotion, your name and photograph or any footage from the Promotion may be used for publicity purposes in all media by the Promoter, without remuneration.
f) To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter and Nuku Ora and any other person or party associated with this Promotion shall not be liable to you in respect of any loss, damage or injury whatsoever (including, but not limited to, any direct, indirect, and/or consequential loss or damage), including personal injury suffered as a result of, or arising in connection with, the Promotion or winning (or not winning) the prize.
g) The winner may designate someone else to accept the prize on their behalf only with prior approval from the Promoter. If the winner is unable or unwilling to accept the prize, the Promoter may choose an alternate winner.
h) The Promoter is committed to protecting your privacy. The Promoter will collect and use your details for the purposes of running this Promotion and in accordance with these terms and conditions. The Promoter may also use your details to send you marketing and promotional material. You can access and request correction of your personal information, or unsubscribe from any further communication by contacting the Promoter on 04 587 0005 or sending a message to customerservice@brendanfoot.co.nz. You can also unsubscribe from any Brendan Foot Supersite emails at the bottom of the message. If you unsubscribe you won’t be contacted by The Promoter again.
i) These terms and conditions are governed by New Zealand law and any dispute arising out of or in connection with them will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
j) Brendan Foot Supersite is the promoter of this Promotion and may modify these terms and conditions at any time without notice. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, suspend or change the Promotion or any element of the Promotion for any reason, including any cancellation, suspension or change necessitated by any event outside of Promoter’s control.


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