With the help of the new e-tron Charging Service, owners of electrified Audi models can now plug and pay at hundreds of charge points across the UK and Europe with a single tap, and without being encumbered by subscriptions to numerous suppliers. The key to the new service is an RFID card that unlocks access to a sizeable network of charge points operated by 18 companies in the UK – including IONITY, Pod Point, Source London and Instavolt – as well as two attractive fixed tariffs and free roaming abroad, yet generates only one monthly invoice for carriers in the interest of simplicity.
A second version of the Audi e-tron charged with opening up the benefits of the first fully electric Audi to a wider audience has been confirmed for series production and will launch in the UK in 2020.
The Audi e-tron SUV is now available to order in the UK today in two forms – e-tron and e-tron Launch Edition – priced at £71,490 and £82,240 respectively. The new five-seat SUV blazes a trail that will be followed by at least 11 more fully electric Audi models between now and 2025
Audi has been showing its new all-electric e-tron in Milton Keynes, one of four key locations chosen by the UK Government to spearhead vehicle emissions reduction initiatives as part of its Go Ultra Low Cities programme.
Audi is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the e-tron. By 2025 Audi will offer twelve models with all-electric drive in the most important markets worldwide and expects to achieve roughly one-third of its sales with electrified models. The SUVs in this portfolio include the e-tron and the e-tron Sportback, which is due to make its debut in 2019. A series of models with classic body layouts such as Avant and Sportback will also be available. The range will cover every relevant market segment from the compact to the full-size class.
A major waypoint on the journey towards electrification of the Audi model range has just been reached: Audi Brussels has this week begun volume production of the Audi e-tron. The company says its first all-electric SUV has a range suitable for everyday use, and thanks to its charging capacity of up to 150 kW can be primed and ready for a long distance journey in around 30 minutes using a quick-charging station. Audi will present the final production-ready car for the first time at its world premiere in San Francisco on September 17.
Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At this this week’s Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG, the Board of Management presented the updated “Audi.Vorsprung.2025.” strategy. To enable about every third customer to decide in favour of an e-model by the middle of the next decade, there is to be an electrified variant in each model series by then – most of them are to be fully electric, with a smaller proportion as plug-in hybrids.
Audi says the world’s first certified CO2-neutral high-volume production plant in the premium segment will shortly begin production of its first fully electric series production model. Audi Brussels has been awarded a “CO2-neutral site” certificate by the Belgian testing company Vinçotte. The site covers all production processes and all other emissions generated at the plant either by renewable energies (approximately 95 percent) or compensates for them with environmental projects (approximately 5 percent).
Audi is presenting what it describes as a versatile concept car at the Auto Shanghai this spring. The company says it is a design study and technology demonstrator, electric car and power pack in the guise of a coupé. Powered by a 320 kW electric drive, the four-door Gran Turismo Audi e-tron Sportback concept is claimed to combine classic Audi elements with an array of trendsetting details: an electrifying architecture, tailored consistently to the technology and the package of the electric drive
Flow-enhanced design with a drag coefficient of 0.25; powerful, all-electric e-tron quattro drive with up to 370 kW – Audi is presenting the Audi e-tron quattro concept at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt. The car is the company’s statement about the future…