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All about charging

Whether you’re charging at home or on the go, we’ve got you covered. 95% of car journeys in the UK are less than 25 miles* so most of your journeys could be covered by charging at home with a home wall box. And with a continuously growing network of charging stations across the country, charging a fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle has never been easier or faster.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

There are three types of electric car charging: slow, rapid and ultra-rapid. The slower chargers will use AC power, whereas the more powerful rapid chargers will use DC. AC chargers tend to be found in residential areas, car parks and shopping centres, whilst DC chargers are usually found on motorways and some large retailers.

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    Slow charging 3kW - 7kW

    It takes as little as 15 hours to charge from 0-100% at 7.4 kW on the Q6 SUV e-tron quattro*.

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    Rapid charging 23kW - 50kW

    DC public rapid charging. It takes as little as 1 hour 20 minutes to charge from 10-80% at 50 kW on the Q6 SUV e-tron quattro*.

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    Ultra rapid charging 100kW - 350kW

    DC public ultra-rapid charging. It takes as little as 21 minutes to charge from 10-80% at 270 kW on the Q6 SUV e-tron quattro*.

How do I charge my electric Audi?

Switch to Ovo

The flexible way to charge your EV from 7p per kWh. Plus get up to 10,000 free miles* worth of charging when you switch with every eligible new Audi e-tron purchase.

All about range

Our fully electric cars are ready for your everyday trips, as well as your longer trips. Q6 SUV e-tron quattro has a maximum electric range on a full charge of 339 - 381 miles*. Explore more below about electric range and how to make the most of your miles.

Factors that may influence your range

There are lots of factors that can influence the real-world range of your electric car, from your driving style to the weight of your load. Here are the top three range influences to be aware of:

  • Temperature

    The chemical make-up of Audi e-tron model batteries means that it’s at its most efficient when outdoor temperatures are between 20°C and 30°C.

  • Air conditioning

    Most auxiliary systems in a car require electrical power from the battery, with heating and air conditioning consuming the most energy on an electric vehicle – up to 30%!

  • Driving profiles

    Like a conventional combustion-powered car, the type of driving you’re doing, such as motorway or city driving, will affect its energy consumption - and therefore its range.

How to get more range from your battery

Planning ahead and adopting an economical driving style will have the most influence on your range. Here’s some hints and tips on ways to maximise the range you get on your electric Audi.

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    Set a higher recuperation rate

    An electric Audi car can harvest the kinetic energy generated by braking and coasting, and converts it to an electric charge that’s channelled back to the battery.

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    Choose ‘Efficiency’ mode

    Audi e-tron cars have an economical driving mode which helps maximise your range. ‘Efficiency’ mode changes settings that will help extend your range.

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    Pre-condition while charging

    Cooling or heating the car from the myAudi app while it’s being charged can improve the range significantly and minimise battery drain.

FAQs

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Offer open to new or existing customers of OVO Energy who: (1) are UK residents, excluding Northern Ireland, 18+ (2) purchase a brand new fully electric vehicle from any Volkswagen Group UK brand dealership between 1st July and 30th September (for a full list of eligible EVs see here. and (3) activate OVO Energy's 'Charge Anytime'. To activate 'Charge Anytime', you will need a compatible EV charger or electric vehicle (for a list of compatible chargers and vehicles please see here.) T&Cs apply to OVO Energy's 'Charge Anytime', see here. New vehicles only. Domestic charging only. Offer subject to availability. Offer valid on orders placed from 1st July 2024 and cannot be claimed retrospectively. Customer will receive £212.12 credit on their OVO Energy account within 60 days of Charge Anytime sign up. For each year you remain on Charge Anytime on the anniversary of you joining Charge Anytime you will also receive a £21.21 credit equal to 1,000 free miles. This will be paid to you each year for a maximum of 3 years.10,000 and 1,000 mile calculations based on an average efficiency, weighted in line with brand Electric Vehicle volumes, of 3.3 mile per kWh across the Volkswagen Group model range (for all brands). Since this is an average, the efficiency of individual models may be less, which would mean you receive fewer than the maximum 10,000 free miles. The efficiency figure is also based on standardised test data after the battery had been fully charged (to 100%) and may not reflect real world driving. Actual efficiency differs depending on multiple variables, including your selected vehicle and configuration, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles, route conditions, speed, vehicle age, battery age and temperature and vehicle load. The actual number of free miles you receive may be less than the maximum 10,000 miles and will depend on the actual efficiency of your selected EV in the real world. Offer is for an estimated number of free miles calculated on the basis of the costs to the customer when they 'smart charge' using 'Charge Anytime'. Electric vehicles require mains electricity for charging. For the latest information, including official WLTP range and power consumption data for your selected vehicle, please visit the configurator. Offer available to retail and contract hire customers.