Here are a few things you need to know about charging the Audi e-tron range which is due to hit our shores soon.
Does the Audi e-tron come with a charger?
Each Audi e-tron comes standard with an AC charging unit and two charging cords – a standard domestic 3 pin 16 amp plug and a 32 amp industrial plug and cable (recommended) capable of up-to 7.2kW charging.
What can I do to prepare my home for electric vehicle charging?
Audi South Africa will partner with a certified installation service provider to provide you with home energy solutions to ensure you can charge your Audi e-tron in the best possible way. For further information please contact your preferred Audi e-tron Dealer.
What is the anticipated charging time for the Audi e-tron?
Most of us will charge our electric vehicle just like our cell phone – overnight on trickle charge, and at the lowest rate provided by the energy supplier. Charging time will vary based on your electrical current supply i.e. 16 amp/32 amp and the charge state of your e-tron’s battery.
Estimated charge time against 32 amp power supply is approx. 13 hours from flat to fully charged. An overnight 8 hour charge will give you approx. 240km of range. Charging stations outside of your home will have a varying kW charge, however are generally at a 50 kW level, allowing a full charge from flat in a little under 2 hours.
What effect will loadshedding have?
Loadshedding is generally managed and scheduled per area, so you should be able to plan around this. Most home-charging takes place overnight, when loadshedding does not usually occur.
If at any time, loadshedding takes place when you need to charge your e-tron, you may find a suitable public charging facility close to your place of residence.
The range is the Audi e-tron is sufficient, so that often, with usual daily commuting, daily charging is not always necessary.
Are there many charging stations outside of the main cities? How do I find them?
Yes, there are many public charging stations around the country for fast (DC) charging. We are partnering with a leading and reputable service provider to ensure customers have access to the available public charging stations across the country.
- NB: The above answers about charging the e-tron are based on the Audi e-tron 55. Some of these questions will also apply to other plug-in hybrid and fully electric models.