As an Official Partner of Audi, We Will Show You How to Charge Your Audi Plug-in-Hybrid Easily and Flexibly Using Your Own Charging Station at Home.
Everything you Need to Know About Charging your Audi Electric Car at a Glance
Reach Full Charge in 2.5 hours
It only takes around 2.5 hours to fully charge the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. Charging times for other Audi models (e.g. Audi Q7 e-tron quattro) are listed in the technical data below.
Type 2 Plug
Charging is performed using a type 2 plug. Make sure you select a charging station with integrated charging cable or a compatible mode 3 charging cable.
Together with Audi we Recommend the Following Charging Stations
The classic option: For your type 2 Audi plug-in-hybrid, such as Audi A3 sportback e-tron
The flexible option: For electric cars and plug-in-hybrids with different connector types, also for type 1 electric cars
The wanderers: In every situation power for your Audi plug-in-hybrid, such as Audi A3 sportback e-tron
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The Cost of Installation
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Charging at a CEE Industrial Socket
You can charge your Audi plug-in-hybrid, such as the A3 sportback e-tron or the Q7 e-tron quattro, anywhere while you are out and about – provided that you have a mobile charging station, such as the NRGkick, and the right adapters. Depending on your model you can charge with up to 7.2kW of charging power at any 32 A CEE industrial socket, just like using the charging station at home.
Charging at Public Charging Stations
You can also charge up your Audi plug-in-hybrid at public charging stations. However, most providers of public charging stations will require that you register with them beforehand. As a result, public charging needs good planning. The be.ENERGISED system from has.to.be enables drivers of electric cars to pay for charging easily and directly online via PayPal or credit card, without the need of a prior registration.
Technical Data and Special Features of all Audi Models
|Technical data¹ and charging times (as of 08.2016)||Audi A3 sportback e-tron||Audi Q7 e-tron quattro|
|Battery capacity:||8.8 kWh||17.3 kWh|
|Energy usage²:||11.4 kWh/100km||19 kWh/100km|
|Range (NEDC)³:||50 km||56 km|
|Top speed:||222 km/h (electric 130 km/h)||230 km/h|
|Socket type:||Type 2||Type 2|
|Max. charging capacity:||3.7 kW||7.2 kW|
|Charging time with max. charging capacity⁴:||2,5 hours||2.5 hours|
|Range after one hour of charging⁴ via max. capacity:||32 km||35 km|
|Charging time using standard domestic socket (2,3 kW)⁴:||4 hours||8 hours|
|Charging power depending on vehicle specifications|
|Basic package:||3.7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)||7.2 kW (dual-phase, 16 A)|
|Special equipment fast charging:||-||-|
¹ Source: Audi AG ² Energy consumption based on ECE R101 energy consumption test (combined) ³ Approximate NEDC distance, in accordance with regulation ECE101 ⁴ Charging times are rounded reference values based on the assumption that the charging is not performed in a linear fashion.
Special Features when Charging Your Audi A3 sportback e-tron:
Audi also wants to get involved in the move towards electric cars and has added two new plug-in hybrids to its range. The A3 Sportback e-tron, designed for everyday use, has an electric driving range of 50 km according to the NEDC driving cycle. This may vary depending on a number of parameters, such as your driving behaviour, the season and the use of the air conditioning system. The 8.8 kWh battery can be charged using a 3.7 kW wallbox and the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron takes just 2.5 hours to charge fully. If you do not yet have a wallbox, you can charge your Audi plug-in hybrid from a separately fused domestic socket at 2.3 kW using a mode 2 charging cable. For safety reasons, however, you should avoid doing this in the long term, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for approximately 4 hours. You can charge your Audi A3 Sportback e-tron safely from a wallbox.
Special Features when Charging Your Audi Q7 e-tron quattro:
The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro represents Audi’s efforts to rehabilitate the SUV’s reputation as a climate buster. Depending on a number of factors such as driving behaviour, the season and the use of the air conditioning system, this vehicle offers an electric driving range of up to 56 km (NEDC), allowing you to enjoy that off-road feeling while reducing your carbon footprint. The battery capacity of this eco-friendly SUV is 17.3 kWh. The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro takes just 2.5 hours to charge fully at a charging power of 7.2 kW – in other words, it charges three times as quickly as via a domestic socket at 2.3 kW. For safety reasons, however, you should avoid doing this in the long term, since charging your Audi Q7 e-tron quattro will place the maximum load on the domestic socket for 8 hours. When driven in hybrid mode, the SUV achieves a maximum speed of up to 230 km/h.
Special Features when Charging Your Audi R8 e-tron electric:
Audi goes Knight Rider: rumour has it that the R8 e-tron electric has recently been spotted outside of the Marvel Universe. The fully electric coupé is Audi’s secret weapon in the race against its electromobile supercar rivals. The technical specifications are still being kept strictly under wraps, but the R8 e-tron is definitely coming.