The Audi e-tron philosophy

Easy to charge, highly efficient and a significant step towards our vision to be CO2 neutral.
Audi e-tron offers flexibility premium motoring and a hassle-free drive. No more compromise.

What is e-tron?

Audi e-tron takes progressive technology and blends it with everyday usability, creating the electric driving experience of tomorrow.

Audi e-tron uses an electric motor and a conventional combustion engine. These are able to work independently or in tandem with each other.

This means e-tron models can run purely on the electric motor (ideal for short journeys and city driving), just the combustion engine, or in hybrid mode with both. This offers the driver the performance and reliability of a combustion engine, with the economy of an electric motor.

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The Audi e-tron range

Meet the e-tron range

There are two cars available in the Audi e-tron range: The A3 Sportback e-tron and the Q7 e-tron. Both feature e-tron styling including an e-tron specific front grille, e-tron signature LED daytime running lights and
e-tron rear bumper and diffuser with no visible tailpipes.

The Audi Q7 e-tron

The Q7 e-tron

The Q7 e-tron is as sporty as it is comfortable, whilst being incredibly efficient. The plug-in hybrid brings the best of both worlds to the road, combining 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 is also the world’s first plug-in hybrid with an integrated heat pump - the thermal management system designed to reuse waste heat of the electrical components and utilise them inside the cabin, for climate control purposes.

Charge time

Charging at home or on the move is easy. It takes less than 2.5 hours to charge the lithium-ion 17.3 kWh battery. You can charge your e-tron using the following methods:

- Home wall box or public charging point - 7.2 kW (approx. 2.5 hours)

- Industrial socket - 3.6 kW (approx. 4.5 hours) 7.2 kW (approx. 2.5 hours)

- At home using a domestic 3 pin socket (230v 16A)** (approx. 8 hours)

Q7 e-tron charging

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


Acceleration (0-62mph)

Thanks to the combination of the 3.0 TDI quattro engine and electric motor coupled with the eight-speed tiptronic transmission, the Q7 e-tron can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds.


In all-electric mode, the Q7 e-tron has a range of up to 34 miles. When switched into hybrid mode, the combination of the electric motor and the 3.0 TDI quattro engine give the e-tron quattro a total range of 820.2 miles*.


The Audi Q7 e-tron demonstrates remarkable hybrid efficiency, with a combined mpg of up to 156.9 and CO2 levels from 48g/km. Furthermore, when driving in the pure electric mode, the e-tron produces zero emissions.

Innovative technology

Exclusive to the Q7 e-tron, the Predictive Efficiency Assist system uses navigation, radar and camera route data to generate a detailed image of the route up to two miles ahead. This helps you drive more efficiently, as it tells you when you should reduce speed - prepping the drivetrain to utilise or save electric battery.

The A3 Sportback e-tron

Originally released in 2014, the A3 Sportback e-tron was our first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Redesigned in 2016, the A3 Sportback e-tron promotes mobility without compromise, combining a 75 kW electric motor with a 1.4 TFSI petrol engine.

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

Charge time

Charging the A3 Sportback e-tron is simple. You just ‭need to slide the Audi rings on the front grille to one ‭side and plug in your charging cable, either at home ‭or at one of the many public charging points around ‭the country.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ To charge the lithium-ion 8.8 kW battery only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. You can charge your A3 e-tron using the following methods:

- Home wall box or public charging point - 3.6 kW Type 2 (approx. 2.15 hours)

- Industrial socket - 3.6 kW (approx. 2.15 hours)

- At home using a domestic 3 pin socket (230v 10A)** (approx. 3 hours)

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



The A3 e-tron has a purely electric range of up to 29 miles. The combination of electric motor and petrol engine offers a range of approximately 536 miles*– so if you need to make a long trip, you can do so without needing to stop to recharge.

Acceleration (0-62mph)

Thanks to the combination of a 1.4 TFSI engine, an electric motor and the smooth-shifting S tronic transmission, the A3 Sportback e-tron can accelerate
from 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds*.


The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron demonstrates remarkable hybrid efficiency, with a combined mpg of up to 166.2 and CO2 levels from 38g/km. And when driving in the pure electric mode, the e-tron produces zero emissions.


Charging an e-tron at a public
charging point

To support the continued growth of hybrid and all-electric vehicles on UK roads, a wide network of public charging points are available across the country enabling drivers to charge on the go.

Charge points can be found in many convenient locations - supermarkets, car parks, street parking and many more public locations. Some are free others may charge. Visit the National Charge Point Registry for detailed and up-to-date information on public charge points in the UK.

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 access ‭important information about your car. So no matter ‭where you are, you can see the current charge level, ‭electric range and the location of your Audi. You can ‭use your smartphone as a remote control to start ‭your car charging with the push of a button, set a ‭timer to do it automatically, or even set the climate ‭control running using mains power – ensuring the ‭cabin is at your ideal temperature when you get behind the wheel.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Before you can use the Audi Connect e-tron services, ‭you first need to download the Audi MMI connect ‭app and register on myAudi. Please note that your mobile device must ‭be compatible.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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.

**Consult an electrician before plugging into a domestic socket for the first time. If your outlet is patched into the same circuit as your kitchen or laundry room, for instance, the additional amperage drawn may be enough to trip a breaker switch. Establishing a separate circuit for charging will ensure that your e-tron is fed a full night of uninterrupted current.

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