Charged with excitement

A changing world needs transportation that changes with it. The need for efficient, sustainable vehicles that make no sacrifice to performance or practicality has never been greater. This is the vision of Audi e-tron; cars powered by electricity, charged with electrifying design, exhilarating driving and advanced technology.
Whether part electric plug-in hybrid, or fully electric, an e-tron is 100% Audi.


Our first fully-electric Audi

The Audi e-tron quattro concept offers a glimpse of its capabilities: with a range of up to 310 miles and rapid, 150kW charging longer, all-electric journeys are in reach. And, with up to 370kW and 500PS laying down 800Nm of torque, acceleration from 0-62mph happens in just 4.6 seconds - electric power, sports car performance.


Our plug-in hybrid dynamic duo

Since 2014 Audi has combined electric motors with a combustion engine in both the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro and the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. Both models can run purely on their batteries for emission-free driving on shorter journeys. On longer journeys, they can use just their combustion engine; or, in hybrid mode, a combination of both. They provide the best of both worlds: the performance and range of combustion power, with the economy of an electric motor.

The Audi Q7 e-tron

The Q7 e-tron quattro

Launched in 2016, the Q7 e-tron quattro was our first plug-in hybrid SUV. Sporty, refined and incredibly efficient, it combined the advantages of a 3.0 TDI V6, 258PS combustion engine with a 94kW electric motor and our renowned quattro all-wheel drive technology.

Our first e-tron SUV was also the world’s first plug-in hybrid with an integrated heat pump. It’s an innovative thermal management system that, on cold days, reuses heat generated by the car’s electrical components and pumps it into the cabin – saving power that’s normally diverted to the heater.

Charge time

The Q7 e-tron quattro can be charged in two ways:‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

- In approximately 2.5 hours, via a home wall box, or at a public charging point with a 7.2 kW, Type 2 socket; or in around 4.5 hours with a 3.6 kW, Type 2 socket

- In approximately 8 hours, using a domestic 3-pin socket and 230v, 16A power supply**

Q7 e-tron charging

The Q7 e-tron, the first diesel plug-in hybrid from Audi, and the world's first with a heat pump integrated in
the thermal management system



In all-electric mode, the Q7 e-tron quattro has a range of up to 34 miles. In hybrid mode, the combination of the electric motor and the 3.0 TDI quattro engine gives it a total range of 820.2 miles* - perfect for efficient short trips and long journeys.


With a 3.0 TDI engine, an electric motor and eight-speed tiptronic transmission, the Q7 e-tron quattro accelerates from 0-62mph in a swift 6.2 seconds.


A combined mpg of up to 156.9; CO2 emissions from 48g/km; for a car its size, the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro shows great efficiency. And, when driving purely in electric mode, it produces zero emissions.


The Q7 e-tron quattro has a system of intelligent features that make efficient driving simple. Predictive Energy Assist, for example, uses radar, a camera and data from the navigation system to suggest efficient driving. It prompts you to switch driving modes, or to reduce your speed, while also managing the drivetrain to use more or less power from the battery.

The A3 Sportback e-tron

Originally released in 2014 and redesigned in 2016, the A3 Sportback e-tron was the first Audi plug-in hybrid. Featuring a 75 kW electric motor and a 1.4 TFSI petrol engine, it’s as practical as it is efficient.

Explore A3 Sportback e-tron

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron grille

Charge time

The A3 Sportback e-tron can be charged in two ways:‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

- In approximately 2.15 hours using a home wall box, or a public charging point with a 3.6 kW, Type 2 Socket

- In approximately 3 hours via a domestic 3-pin socket and 230v, 10A power supply**

The looks of an A3 Sportback combined with the benefits of an electric motor



Powered purely by the electric motor, the A3 e-tron Sporback has a range of up to 29 miles. Combine it with the petrol engine in hybrid mode, and the car has an extended range of around 536 miles*.


With its 1.4 TFSI engine, 75kW electric motor and smooth-shifting S tronic transmission, the A3 Sportback e-tron accelerates from
0-62mph in 7.6 seconds.


As a hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron offers remarkable efficiency with modest emissions; a combined 166.2 mpg and CO2 output from 38g/km. Driving purely with the electric motor reduces the emissions to zero.


Charging an e-tron at a public
charging point

More and more rapid-charging terminals are appearing in towns, cities, and at motorway service stations nationwide. They can be found in many more convenient locations, too – at supermarkets, in public car parks, and along street-side parking bays.

Some are free to use and others may incur a charge. For locations and more details on public charging points, the National Charge Point Registry has useful, up-to-date information.

Audi Q7 e-tron charging cable
Smartphone connecting to a Audi Q7 e-tron

Audi Connect e-tron Services

With Audi Connect e-tron Services and the Audi MMI connect app, you can use your smartphone as handy interface between you and your e-tron.

You can see the current charge level, the ‭battery range and the location of your car; you can even use the phone as a remote control to start ‭charging the battery, set a ‭timer to do it automatically, or, when on mains power, start the climate ‭control to make sure the ‭cabin is an ideal temperature before you get in.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

To use the Audi MMI Connect app, please note that you must have a compatible mobile device and be registered for myAudi.

Receive 1,000 free miles of electricity each year with Ecotricity


If you’re thinking of buying an Audi A3 Sportback e-tron or the Q7 e-tron you might also be interested in taking your personal carbon footprint even lower by sourcing 100% green energy for your household tariff.

Audi and the Volkswagen Group have come together in partnership with Ecotricity to bring you the answer.

If you sign up to Ecotricity’s Green Electricity tariff and own an electric car or Plug-in hybrid you’ll receive a discount which is the equivalent of 1,000 free miles of electricity each year.

You can switch to Ecotricity online at or call 08000 302 302 quoting Audi.

About Ecotricity

Set up in the late 1990's, Ecotricity were Britain's first Green Electricity company. They have a fleet of Wind and Sun parks, which make renewable energy from the elements - the Wind and the Sun - both limitless and clean in their supply. Their 100% Green Electricity tariff supplies households across the UK.

You can find out more about Ecotricity by visiting:

*Range of up to 34 miles electric only. Range is calculated on the basis of standard EU test figures (which are for comparative purposes). May not reflect real world driving – actual range may vary as a result of driving mode and style, additional electricity using equipment, optional wheels, load/number of passengers, outside temperature, terrain and other factors.

The ‘combined/weighted’ fuel consumption/CO2 figures are calculated from two test results: one when the battery is fully charged and another when the battery is discharged. The two results are a weighted average, taking into account mileage range on battery power only, providing a figure in a variety of charge conditions. Battery charged using mains sourced electricity via plug-in. Extended range achieved by 1.4 TFSI petrol engine in the A3 Sportback e-tron and 3.0 TDI quattro diesel engine in the Audi Q7 generating electricity. Fuel consumption and CO2 figures are obtained under standardised EU test conditions (Directive 93/116/EEC). This allows a direct comparison between different manufacturer models but may not represent the actual fuel consumption achieved in ‘real world’ driving conditions. Range figures are calculated on the basis of the standardised EU test figures for fuel consumption. As a result, they are illustrative only and may not represent the actual range achieved in ‘real world’ driving conditions. Achieved range can vary depending on many factors, including driving style, speed, the use of convenience features/secondary consumers, outside temperature, the number of passengers/size of load, selection of driving profile and topography. Emissions are while driving.

**Suitability for charging using a domestic socket will depend on the condition of the wiring in your home. Always consult an electrician before plugging into a domestic socket for the first time or if a domestic socket will be your primary source of charging. If the domestic socket is on the same circuit as other appliances, particularly those in frequent use, the additional amperage drawn may be enough to trip a breaker switch. Establishing a separate circuit for charging will help ensure your e-tron is fed a full night of uninterrupted current. We recommend using an electric vehicle charging unit.

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