Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity and it's easy to see why. With many environmental benefits as well as great personal advantages to the driver, there has never been a better time to make the switch.
Making the switch to electric is a huge step to reducing emissions and the release of them into the atmosphere. This reduction in harmful emissions also has a positive effect on human health, particularly in busy, built up areas. Zero emissions also means you don’t have to pay the London congestion charge. Although emissions are much lower per mile than petrol or diesel engines, you could go one step further and switch to Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy company. This would mean your electricity will come completely from renewable and sustainable sources, rather than a fossil fuel power plant.
Recharging an electric vehicle costs much less than filling up with fuel. The cost of electricity at charging stations varies and some points are free, however charging at home can cost as little as 2p per mile. What’s more, the government offers grants to anyone making the switch, saving you thousands of pounds before you’ve even driven away.
If you use your electric car to travel around 30 miles a day, you will only need to charge it around once or twice a week. Ideally, you can do this at home overnight using your optional wall box. When it comes to conserving energy, the heater and air conditioning systems can make a big difference to your vehicle’s range. The outside temperature can also sometimes affect the electric car’s range.
We’ve made charging your electric vehicle simple and accessible, allowing you to charge at home, on the go and even in a rush. To charge at home, all you need is a household socket or wall box that’s been professionally installed. There is a choice of three different power outlets and charging speeds available. All charging equipment is completely weather proof. When out and about you can simply charge it up during a short break at a charging station, in as little as 20 minutes.
There is the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) gives you £500 towards the cost of installing selected higher-powered charging wallboxes at home. Also, your employer could also benefit from installing a charging station if they apply to the Workplace Charging Scheme, it gives them £500 off the cost of installation of electric charging points.
The typical overnight electricity rate in the UK is 14p per kWh, which you can travel for around 2-3p per mile, compared to 15p per mile on an average diesel cars.
Charging times at home depend on what kind of power supply you have installed. A 3-pin plug will take 17 hours, whilst a wall box takes between 5 and 10 hours. Rapid chargers take just 45 minutes to charge the vehicle.
The government plug-in grant offers up to a maximum of £3,500 off the purchase price. Savings are automatically included by your local Marriott Audi dealership.
Cars like the e-tron that are zero-emission are exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty, also know as road tax, in the first year.
We offer a service and maintenance programme bespoke to the e-tron, you will receive a special Audi e-tron warranty that protects your car for up to 3 years after purchase. Depending on the type of cover you will need, we have 4 Service Plan packages available for you to choose from, with monthly payment options available.
SERVICE PLAN LEVEL 1 - £415 (upfront cost) or £23.06 per month (over 18 months)
SERVICE PLAN LEVEL 2 - £799 (upfront cost) or £22.19 per month (over 36 months)
SERVICE PLAN LEVEL 3 - £899 (upfront cost) or £24.97 per month (over 36 months)
SERVICE PLAN LEVEL 4 - £1,385 (upfront cost) or £38.47 per month (over 36 months)
There are a number of charging options for electric vehicle owners, from public charging point to wallboxes that can be fitted at your home. With the popularity of electric vehicles increasing, there are plenty of charging options available. View the map below to locate your local charging points.
Charging from home using a socket or wallbox, you will pay for the battery charge on your next electricity bill.
Paid for public charging points - you choose your provider, who will bill you for the power you use when charging.
Free charging points are located across the country, commonly found in car park of large stores.
The streamlined body creates a dramatic appearance combined with the flower contours, it creates an aerodynamic shape to assist with performance and promote efficiency. At the front the iconic Audi octangonal grille showcases it SUV styling, and highlights the e-tron's versatility. Inside, the ergonomic and modern design creates a spacious cabin.
The e-tron is packed with outstanding features to make sure every drive is comfortable and connected. LED headlights help lead the way, whilst MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, Audi Virtual Cockpit and Audi Phone Box with wireless charging provide all of the entertainment and information you could ever need at your fingertips. Plus, 2-zone climate control ensures everyone rides in luxury.
Fully Charged Performance
The e-tron’s electric engine offers outstanding performance, powering from 0-62mph in a quiet 5.7 seconds. Thanks to an ever-expanding network and easy home solutions, charging your e-tron is never a problem. Whether you need to plug in whilst out at the shops or charge overnight at home, the e-tron is designed to fit around your life. Charging your car at home could cost as little as 2-3p per mile.
Audi are planning on increasing their e-tron range, find out more about potential upcoming models and concept cars below.
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019, the Audi Q4 e-tron concept is a compact four-door SUV, designed to follow in the success of the e-tron.
e-tron GT Concept presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Novemer 2018. This stunning five door coupe is expected to arrive in 2020 and is being built by Audi Sport
Audi AI:ME is the name of the new design study for Audi, it was presented at the Shangai Motor Show in April 2019. It illustrates the vision of an automated driving compact car.