The popularity of electric vehicles has grown over recent years, with many drivers now opting for electric vehicles because of their economical running costs and impressive performance. Audi released their first fully electric model - the Audi e-tron in 2019 and are set to expand their electric range over the next few years.
Find everything you need to know about the Audi e-tron below from servicing to performance, plus find out all you need to know with our FAQ section. Keep me updated on new models
Fully electric, the e-tron is a five-door SUV that features a stunning design and a luxurious cabin as you would expect from an Audi. Available with a selection of the latest technology, the first fully electric Audi model breaks new ground for the brand and electric vehicles. Powered by two electric motors the e-tron produces up to 300kW of power.
The e-tron is Audi first fully electric vehicle and is available with an impressive specification. From its stylish exterior to the latest technology, the e-tron is certain to turn heads on the road.
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The e-tron Launch Edition features enhanced specification with stylish 21" alloy wheels, Audi Matrix LED headlights, MMI Navigation Plus and virtual door mirrors.
With its sloping roofline the e-tron Sportback 55 makes an instant impression, the aerodynamic design enhances performance and can travel up to 240 miles on a single charge.
Find out more about the Audi e-tron below, from its travelling range to its impressive power.
It can travel up to 237 miles on a single charge, plus recharging is possible in a number of ways whether you're at home or on the road.
The electric motor at the front and rear jointly produce 300kW of power, allowing the e-tron to travel to 0-62mph in less than 6 seconds.
At public charging points the e-tron battery can be recharged to 80% in 30 minutes and 100% in just 50 minutes using a 150kW DC charging station.
Whether you're on the road or at home, it has never been easier to plug in and charge your e-tron. With the ever expanding network of public charging points and easy home solutions, you can charge your e-tron whilst parking at the shops or at home overnight.
For convenience the e-tron can be charged from home, even via a 3-pin socket - it is recommended to get a wallbox fitted for efficiency. Plug your e-tron in overnight and it will be ready for you to drive to work in the morning.
There are a number of public charging points all over the country now, so you can charge the e-tron whilst out and about. The e-tron can be fully charged via 150kW DC charging station to 80% in just 30 minutes or 100% in 50 minutes.
Pod Point is the recommended Audi home box installer. They will able to advice where it can be fixed and is the best option for home charging and you can receive up to £500 government grant towards the cost of the wallbox.
There are many benefits to owning an electric Audi, there are a number of government grants available to assist with purchasing but they're also kinder on the environment which also means zero road tax and exemption from certain emission charges. As they produce zero emissions from the tailpipe they also help to reduce air pollution from motorists.
The e-tron can be charged at home, work or various public charging stations. Every e-tron comes with the Charging System Compact which is capable of charging up to 11kW. The system consists of a control unit, there is a 4.5m Type 2 and two Mode 2 charging cables one with a 3 pin domestic plug and the other an industrial plug. There are AC and DC charging points on the driver's door and also an additional AC charging point on the passenger side.
The Audi e-tron is ready for all journeys, whether you are just out for a coffee or heading on a long motorway journey, you can be confident that the e-tron range will get you there. It can achieve a range of up to 237 miles* on a single charge. The e-tron features efficiency assist which works closely with the adaptive cruise control to help you drive more efficiently.
It is predicted that 60% of charging will take place at home as most drivers do shorter journeys, the e-tron will charge overnight via a home charging wallbox at 11Kw the e-tron can be fully charged in 8.9 hours. Alternatively, for when you're on the go if you are using an 150kW DC charging station you will be able to charge the e-tron to 80% in under 30 minutes and to 100% within 50 minutes. Charging can be monitored via the green flashing light on the charging access point or through the myAudi app.
With electric vehicles there are fewer moving parts meaning the e-tron could be cheaper and easier to maintain compared to a conventional car. There are four different service plans levels available that are payable by monthly payments, the different plans are suitable for different mileage driver and provide you with complete peace of mind.
The e-tron comes with a special warranty that protects your car for up to 3 years after purchase, this is also complimented by the e-tron battery warranty that covers the most vital component of your e-tron for up to 8 years, or 160,000 km whichever comes sooner.
*Manufacturer's figures. May not reflect real world driving – actual range may vary as a result of driving mode and style, additional electricity using equipment, load/number of passengers, outside temperature, terrain and other factors.
Currently there are Government grants and incentives towards the cost of purchasing an electric vehicle, including a plug-in car grant and help towards the cost of the charging equipment.
Vehicles that have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km, can travel at least 70 miles emissions free and with a purchase price of less than £50k may be eligible for the Government's OLEV Plug-In Grant, giving you £3,000 off the purchase price of an electric car.
Plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles (less than 51g/km of CO2) are currently exempt from paying first year VED and will pay lower rates in subsequent years.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) offers a grant of £350 towards the cost of installing selected higher-powered charging wallboxes at home. What's more, some local authorities also offer the On-Street Residential Charge Point Scheme (ORCS) which provides funding towards the cost of installing on-street charging points. Your employers could also benefit from installing a charging station if they apply to the Workplace Charging Scheme, it will give them £350 off the cost of installing electric charging point at a workplace. What's more, drivers of electric vehicles will not incur a BIK (Benefit in Kind) charge for electricity used at work.
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