As a member of the Volkswagen Group, Audi represents the pinnacle of German engineering, combining refined luxury and thrilling performance. Since the brand’s introduction to the racing world in the early 1970s, Audi has long been a perennial powerhouse. In 2009, Audi began a new chapter in its nearly century-long history with the formation of the “e-tron” brand. A number of hybrid-electric vehicles and concept cars soon followed, leading to the release of Audi’s first-ever fully electric vehicle, also bearing the e-tron name, in 2019.
Here is a rundown of every available Audi electric vehicle. Click to discover the best Audi electric car charger options for each model.
The Audi e-tron is the first fully electric car offering from Audi, and an early example of an expanding EV portfolio offered by the Volkswagen Group. Combining cutting edge engineering and sophisticated styling, the e-tron characterizes the careful design that Audi is known for in a groundbreaking new package. The Audi e-tron features industry-leading DC fast charging capabilities that enable a 30 minute charging time to get to 80 percent capacity.
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First unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, the Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid was brought to market a year later, representing Audi’s first plug-in model. With an 8.8 kWh battery pack, the A3 e-tron delivers an all-electric range of 31 miles. The A3 e-tron’s onboard charger can charge at a maximum rate of 3.6 kW. The A3 e-tron saw commercial success and is widely recognized as an impressive first step by Audi into the world of electric vehicles.
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In contrast to the smaller battery of the Audi A3 e-tron PHEV, the all-electric e-tron sports a 95.0-kWh lithium-ion battery with an EPA-rated driving range of 204 miles. The e-tron can charge at a rate up to 11kW from a level 2 charger and 155kW from a DC fast charger, making it one of the fastest charging EVs on the market. Both models use the industry-standard J1172 plug type for level 2 charging. Of Audi’s offerings, only the Audi e-tron supports DC fast charging, using the SAE Combined Charging Connector (CCS) plug.
With a versatile line of home charging solutions, there is a JuiceBox for every electric Audi model. The JuiceBox 32 can comfortably accommodate the smaller battery of the Audi A3 plug-in hybrid and max out the vehicle’s charge rate. With the e-tron’s large battery, it is important to have a powerful level 2 charging station at home for all of your residential charging needs. Using a high performance level 2 EV charger like the powerful JuiceBox 48, the e-tron has a charging time of around eight hours to charge fully. By comparison, it would take over 60 hours of continuous charging to charge the battery-powered vehicle with a level 1 EV charging cable.