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Electric car charging at home

A power base in your own home

Charge your electric car overnight and wake up to a full battery. Control the charge remotely from your myAudi app. Imagine the whole process costing less than a tank of fuel. Welcome to home charging with your Audi.

Home charging at a glance

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    Plug in and charge overnight for a full charge in the morning.

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    Take advantage of cheaper night time electricity rates.

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    Save trips to public charging stations with home charging.

How to charge at home


Install a wall box

A wall box is the best way to charge your electric Audi at home. A 7kW home wall box charges your car overnight, so it’s ready for the morning journey. Our recommended wall box supplier, Pod Point, can help you choose a charging unit and even guide you through the process of applying for a grant. You may be also eligible for the Home Grant Scheme¹ (up to £350 towards the installation of a home wall box).


Charging with a 3-pin socket

At Audi, we highly recommend that you use a wall box to charge your electric Audi over a 3-pin socket. However, occasionally you may want to charge your car using a 3-pin socket, therefore your electric Audi also comes with a Compact Charging System², to help you connect. If using a domestic socket please consult an electrician before plugging in for the first time³.

Cheaper charging

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 you can travel for around 6p per mile compared to 17p per mile on an average diesel car⁴. Many electricity providers are even offering specific home electric vehicle tariffs which could make your running costs even cheaper. Plus the government can help towards the cost of your home wall box – they offer grants of £350 towards installation.

Smartphone control with myAudi

You can easily manage charging functions using the myAudi app. Check the charge of your car’s battery and range status; plan journeys showing charge stations and send the route to the car’s navigation system – it can all be done via the app.


Switch to Octopus Energy for up to 5,000 free green miles⁵

If you’re an Audi fully electric or plug-in hybrid car customer and you switch your dual 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 miles⁵ of free driving.

Calculate your charging time.

If you drive an Audi e-tron or you are considering one, use our online calculator to get an estimate of how long you can expect your charging time to be for specific journeys.

Home Grant Scheme -

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).
The compact charging system is currently unavailable with some of our TFSI e models, however these models will still come with an alternative charging system to allow charging via a 3-pin plug. The AC charging cable (mode 3 type 2) is not affected and will also be supplied. The industrial charging cable is not included for these vehicles. For more information, please speak to your local Audi centre.
Please contact an electrician before plugging into a domestic socket for the first time as:
Suitability for charging using a domestic socket will depend on the condition of the wiring in your home.
If the domestic socket is on the same circuit as other appliances, particularly those in frequent use, the additional amperage may be enough to trip a breaker switch.
Establishing a separate circuit for charging will help make sure the car is fed a full night of uninterrupted current. We recommend using an electric vehicle home wall box with its own separate circuit.
We recommend that you keep the Compact Charging System in the vehicle in case of an emergency or temporary need to plug in to a 3-pin socket whilst away from home.
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.
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 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 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.