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How Long Does it Take to Charge Audi e-tron Vehicles?

Audi is in an excellent position to be among the world leaders in producing exciting and practical electric vehicles. When someone comes into the Audi City Ottawa showroom to learn more about the e-tron lineup, one of the most common questions they ask is about charging times. This is an easy question to answer since the e-tron family uses the same battery technology. According to the latest information available from the automaker, most Audi e-tron models can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in about 38 minutes. The biggest difference among the various e-tron models is their maximum electric range. Let’s take a look at some information you might find helpful.

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2022 Audi Electric Vehicle Range & Charging Time

The current Audi e-tron lineup is made up of small SUVs, wagons, and sedans. There is something that can appeal to almost any buyer. Range figures can be affected by gross weight of the vehicle, the route that is taken, and the overall health of the battery system. Take a look at the advertised range figures for each 2022 Audi e-tron model below.

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron®

Range: 388 km
Charging time (5%-80%): 38 minutes
Battery Size: 82 kWh

2022 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron®

Range: 388 km
Charging time (5%-80%): 38 minutes
Battery Size: 82 kWh

2022 Audi e-tron®

Range: 357 km
Charging time (5%-80%): 38 minutes
Battery Size: 95 kWh

2022 Audi e-tron® Sportback

Range: 351 km
Charging time (5%-80%): 38 minutes
Battery Size: 95 kWh

2022 Audi e-tron® Sportback

Range: 378 km
Charging time (5%-80%): 38 minutes
Battery Size: 95 kWh

2022 Audi e-tron® GT

Range: 383 km
Charging time (5%-80%): 22.5 minutes
Battery Size: 83.7 kWh

How Do You Charge an Audi e-tron® At Home?

At the most basic level, charging an Audi e-tron® platform is as simple as plugging it into the nearest electrical outlet. However, the devil in the details is that not all charging options will provide the necessary results for every owner. 

Level 1 charging is essentially a standard 120-volt outlet that delivers power to the car’s battery. This method can take about 100 hours to completely replenish a totally drained battery. Although, if you’re the type to plug it in every time you get home, it’s not a bad solution for topping off the battery.

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Level 2 charging employs a 240-volt outlet, like what most major appliances use. A licensed electrician may be needed to install a 240-V outlet in your garage to charge your vehicle. Using an at-home Level 2 charging unit can reduce the time to completely replenish a dead battery to just 10 hours.

Audi e-tron® owners can purchase an at-home wall unit to recharge their vehicles. Be sure to ask an Audi City Ottawa product expert about this. For what it’s worth, most, if not all, publicly available charging stations use DC Fast chargers. DC Fast chargers are the industry standard for determining charging times.

How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Car in Canada?

The cost to charge an electric vehicle isn’t always easy to determine. We also have to add in the initial cost of having a charging unit installed at home, which can cost around $2,500. However, some of that set-up cost may be defrayed through provincial tax rebates. Be sure to ask a licensed tax professional before making your purchase. However, if we had to put a dollar amount on the annual cost of charging an electric vehicle at home, one survey completed in 2020 placed the yearly cost of charging your EV at home in Canada under $280 CAD. Even accounting for the bit of inflation we’re experiencing in 2022, that is significantly less than the cost of gasoline or diesel.

We know that the concept of foregoing fossil fuels for electrically-powered vehicles is a big step for a lot of buyers. Make an appointment with an Audi City Ottawa product expert, today, and we’ll help answer any questions you might have.