Here we aim to give you a breakdown of exactly what our terminology means for our new electric and hybrid models across the range.
A car that runs purely on electric power, stored in
an on-board battery.
The term e-tron refers to our fully electric Audi vehicles. Unlike petrol or
diesel-powered engines, fully electric cars use electric motors powered by the
electricity in their battery so you can drive C0₂ -free. The battery can then be
re-charged in a number of convenient ways.
What does it mean to drive a fully electric Audi? In a nutshell, it’s the sheer pleasure of the drive. The surge you feel when your foot touches the pedal. The instant reactions of a car that thinks like a driver. The smoothness of the ride. It’s everything you want from your Audi. With all the advantages of electric.
The e-tron 55 can also travel further between charges,
with a range of up to 270 miles.
A car with a combination of a traditional internal combustion
engine and a rechargeable battery.
Plug-in hybrid cars offer a combination of combustion engine and electric motor. To recharge the battery that drives the electric motor, they are plugged into a power supply when stationary. In an Audi plug-in hybrid, you can select from three driving modes; purely electric, purely combustion, or an automatic combination of both.
A combination of a TFSI petrol engine and a battery-powered electric motor;
an Audi plug-in hybrid offers you the best of both worlds, with the performance
and reliability of combustion power and the economy of an electric motor.
The Q5 TFSI e delivers 113mpg, 49g/km of CO2 and some 26-miles of
electric range (at speeds of up to 84mph).
Other Electrification Terms
EV(Electric Vehicle) | ULEV(Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) | REx(Range-extended EV) | HEV(Hybrid Electric Vehicle) | FCEV(Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle)
Extend your range
Smart ideas - like recuperating energy when
braking to increase range - are built-in to your
electric Audi. By recovering kinetic energy from the wheel axles and converting it to an electric charge, you can help to recharge the battery.
Different Drive, Different Range
Your electric Audis can recuperate up to 30%
more energy through coasting or braking, which extends its range. Recuperation is more effective when driving in cities due to more breaking opportunities and lower air resistance.
Understanding your estimated range
Lots of things can affect the range of an
electric battery, including driving style, outside
temperature and systems like air conditioning.
If your electric Audi is displaying full battery, but your range is not as expected, this is normal.
Smart batteries for smooth journeys
Audi has extensive expertise in high voltage
battery technology. Audi batteries use lithium -
ion technology, which are widely known to be
the most advanced and reliable battery for
daily use in electric cars.
There are so many benefits to owning an electric Audi.
Here are just some of them:
The electric revolution has arrived. Here is what you should know:
Easier than you think!
The average car spends about 80%¹ of the time parked at home.
During this time your electric vehicle could be charging.
Charging that has you covered
95% of car journeys in the UK are less than 25 miles² so most of your
journeys could be covered by charging at home with a home wall box.
A growing network
For longer journeys, there are now thousands of public charging stations
across the UK with new ones being added every day.
With electricity currently around two-thirds cheaper³ than petrol or diesel,
it could cost less than you think to top up your electric Audi.
How do I charge my Electric Car at home?
A wall box is the best way to charge your electric Audi at home. ‘Pod Point’ are Audi’s recommended and trusted home wall box supplier and one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle charging.
Why install a home wall box?
Watch below (on the left) to see our very own Natasha Freed review the Audi e-tron. Here she gives her thoughts on going electric and what it's like to drive an fully electric vehicle!
On the right is a video that promotes the new EV&me app. This EV&me app helps customers understand if they would be better off going electric. It is designed to help customers overcome barriers to making the switch from an internal combustion engine (petrol or diesel-powered car) to an electric car, such as range anxiety and charging.