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Electric car benefits

Benefits in a nutshell

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    Government grants¹ of up to £2,500 to buy a fully electric car under £35,000.

    Grants available
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    £350 home grant² for plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles.

    Home grants
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    Reduced car tax (VED rates and Benefit In Kind).

    How you save
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    Less frequent servicing than a combustion car.

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    Travel for 6p per mile, compared to 17p on a combustion vehicle³.

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    No tailpipe emissions = much kinder to the environment.

Discover more benefits to going electric with Audi

There are so many benefits to owning an electric Audi. Here are just some of them:

Better for the environment

When driving a plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicle in electric mode, they will have no tailpipe emissions whatsoever, which is much better for the environment.

Cheaper running costs

Electricity is around two-thirds cheaper than petrol or diesel. According to UK Power, the average home electricity cost is currently 14.4p/kWh, which means that you can travel for around 6p per mile compared to 17p per mile on an average diesel car³.

Many electricity providers are even offering specific home electric vehicle tariffs which could make your running costs even cheaper.

Audi has partnered with Octopus Energy, who offer the Octopus Go⁵ tariff specifically designed for households with fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars. The tariff offers a cheap 5p/kWh electricity between 00.30am - 04.30am every night, meaning customers can fully charge whilst asleep, keeping fuel costs around 2p per mile⁶.

If you’re a customer with a fully electric or plug-in hybrid Audi, you’ll receive up to a £90 credit on your Octopus Energy account, the equivalent of up to 5,000 miles⁷.

See how much you can save by downloading the EV&me app: www.audi.co.uk/uk/web/en/electric/ev-me-app.html
Find out more about Octopus Go and exclusive Audi offer
Less frequent servicing

Electric vehicles have less moving parts compared to a combustion engine. On a pure electric vehicle there are just three components – the on-board charger, the inverter and the motor. In comparison, an internal combustion engine has a lot more moving parts and a lot more maintenance to keep each element running smoothly. At Audi, we offer bespoke service and maintenance packages for your electric Audi.

Batteries designed to last

All Audi high-voltage batteries for Audi plug-in hybrids and fully electric have been designed to last entire life cycle of the car and have been fully crash tested and come with an eight years, or 100,000 miles warranty, whichever comes first. All other parts of your electric Audi are covered for up to three years after purchase.
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Easy to charge

Charging your electric Audi is easier than you may think. The average car spends about 80%⁴ of the time parked at home anyway, so the simplest way to charge an electric vehicle is to install a home wall box which will enable the battery to be charged overnight (when most electric vehicle tariffs are cheaper) ready for your commute the next day. And don’t forget, you may get a £350 home grant² from the government for eligible plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles. For longer journeys, there are now thousands of public charging stations across the UK with new ones being added every day. There are also apps to help you manage your charging —and it’s only getting better. The electric revolution has well and truly arrived.
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Advanced technology

Striving forward has always been at the heart of Audi. And now, we’re electrifying that vision. Every Audi reacts to the road, to the conditions and to you. Electric Audi vehicles are no exception. Discover the latest advances, such as recuperation which charges the battery as you drive, and the latest smart connected car technology that links you, your car and your smartphone.
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Government grants

The UK government is committed to helping people and businesses embrace electric driving technology. So there are grants¹ available for your electric car, your home charging point and even your business to help you make the switch.
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Road Tax (VED) savings

Fully electric cars are currently exempt from paying VED. Plug-in hybrids (less than 51/km of CO2) are currently exempt from paying first year VED. Plug-in hybrids pay a reduced rate for subsequent years. (Correct as of the in the 21/22 tax year).
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Exemption from congestion charging

In London, for example, electric vehicles qualify for the 100% cleaner vehicle discount, which means exemption from the congestion charge. Customers will need to register for the scheme and apply for the 100% discount. Electric vehicles are also exempt from the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Explore congestion charge on tfl.gov.uk: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge/discounts-and-exemptions

Explore ULEZ on tfl.gov.uk: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone
Transport for London Website
Clean Air Zones

The low or zero emissions from plug-in and fully electric vehicles will mean lower charges from the Clean Air Zones being implemented across the UK and the Ultra-Low Emission Zone in London. Drivers can find out more, please get in touch with your local council.
Explore clean air zones on BVRLA
Green number plates and local incentives

Some local authorities offer incentives for electric vehicles, including reduced-cost Residents’ Parking Permits and Green Vehicle Permits that allow the use of bus lanes, free parking in shopping bays and railway stations and even free electricity when charging on public charging stations. These offers vary by council across the UK. To find out more, please get in touch with your local authority.
Green number plates are available for fully electric vehicles like our Audi e-tron models, making it easier to access local authority incentives.

Benefits for business and company car drivers

Incentives are available for electric vehicle company car drivers and business, from tax breaks, workplace charging scheme to BIK incentives.
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Help and support to go electric

We want to make it simple and easy for you to switch to electric. So we’ve got a range of support options available to you. Take your pick.

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    Electric Vehicle Specialists team

    Have an electric vehicle query of any kind? Speak to one of our electric vehicle specialists and we’ll be happy to help.

    Call 0800 699 888 >

    Email customer.services@audi.co.uk
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    AA

    All new Audi models come with 3 years of complimentary roadside assistance. So you can rest assured that if you do run out of charge, the AA will be there to assist you.

    For more information, contact the AA Support team on.

    Call 0800 699 999
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    WhatsApp Care

    If you are an e-tron or TFSI e owner, our WhatsApp Care team are here to help with any questions on your new electric Audi , whether it’s a charging or vehicle specific question. You’ll receive an invitation to the service in your welcome communications. If you are an e-tron or TFSI e owner and have not received your invitation please contact us.

    Email etronenquiries@audi.co.uk

Switch to Octopus Energy for up to 5,000 free green miles⁷

If you’re an Audi fully electric or plug-in hybrid car customer and you switch your duel fuel home energy supply to Octopus Energy, or if you already have a dual fuel supply with Octopus Energy, you’ll be eligible for a £90 credit to your energy bill. This could be worth up to 5,000 miles⁷ of free driving.

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Government incentives to switch

The pros to going electric are so many that there are even a number of grants available from the UK government to make it cheaper and easier for you to make the switch. These include government incentives for businesses and company car drivers as well.

EV&me app

Discover if an electric vehicle is right for you. Download the EV&me app to see how a fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle could fit into your lifestyle. You can track and view a breakdown of your journeys, compare your running costs, learn about the benefits of going electric and more.

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Another reason to choose an electric car

We’ve partnered with Go Ultra Low. They are a joint Government and car industry campaign, there to give you unbiased advice on making the switch to an electric vehicle.

From government grants to low emissions, there are plenty of reasons to choose a plug-in hybrid or fully electric vehicle. Explore cost calculators, information for businesses and more on the Go Ultra Low website to see why electric could be right for you.

Got a question?

We’ve got you covered. Take a look at our FAQs for more answers.

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The Government grants are subject to full terms and conditions (www.audi.co.uk/uk/web/en/electric/grants/terms-and-conditions.html) and eligibility may be revised or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. This information is correct as of February 2021.
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In February 2021 the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) announced that the Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme (EVHS) would continue in its current form until March 2022. The EVHS scheme offers a 75% contribution (capped at £350) towards the installations cost for an eligible home charge unit. The Government grants are subject to full terms and conditions and eligibility may be revised or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. This information is correct as of February 2021.UK sales only (excludes Channel Islands and Isle of Man).
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Calculation based on e-tron Sportback S line 55 with an electric range of up to 241 miles (WLTP cycle) vs Q7 S line 50 TDI quattro triptronic 286PS with a combined 33.2 mpg (WLTP consumption). Average price of Diesel 115.1p as of Dec 2020 (Source AA). Average price of electricity 14.4p/kWH (Source UK Power) as correct January 2021.
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Source https://www.racfoundation.org/motoring-faqs/mobility#a5
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Octopus Go is still a beta product and is subject to changes and tweaks as it is optimised and developed. For further information and FAQs on Octopus Go, visit https://octopus.energy/go/
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Fuel costs of approximately 2p/mile based on e-tron Sportback 55 s-line quattro with a usable battery capacity of 86.5 kWh and a driving range of 241, fully charged during the cheap charging window (correct as of Sept 2020)
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New customers to Octopus Energy who purchase an Audi electric vehicle and who set up an account for gas and/or electricity who sign up via the referral link https://audi.octopus.energy on Audi’s website will be eligible for free miles in the form of £45 credit per fuel type on their energy account. To receive £90 credit, customers must switch both fuels to Octopus Energy. If only one account is switched, the customer will receive £45 credit. The credit shall be applied once the account is on supply and the first direct debit payment has been taken. If you qualify for more than one marketing incentive, Octopus reserves the right to give you just one incentive.

To benefit from the Octopus Go tariff, the customer must have a SMETS2 smart meter or a SecureTM branded SMETS1 meter that they have agreed to let Octopus receive half-hourly consumption data from. There are some instances where a smart meter installation is not possible, for example remote areas with poor mobile signal. Where smart meter installation is not possible, customers can sign up to an Octopus standard tariff and still receive the £45 credit per fuel type.

For the e-tron SB 55 S line quattro, at Octopus’ Go tariff off-peak rate (5 p/kWh), £90 credit is equivalent to up to 5,000 miles. This is based on a usable battery capacity of 86.5 kWh and WLTP of 241 miles giving an efficiency average of 0.36 kWh/mile. Efficiency differs depending on multiple variables, such as driving conditions and vehicle configuration. If the vehicle is not charged during the off-peak window £90 credit is equivalent to approximately 1790 miles based on the peak electricity price of 14p/kWh.

Existing Octopus Energy customers who purchase an electric vehicle from Audi UK should contact Octopus Energy directly on evoffers@octopus.energy to request a switch and/or add credit to their account.

Audi UK reserves the right to withdraw the offer without notice. Correct as of Sept 2020.