Audi A8 TFSI e (2020)

The complete guide to the Audi A8 TFSI e (2020), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

Last updated: Apr 05, 2024 7 min read

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Range (WLTP):

29 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Plug-in hybrid


The daddy of Audi's saloon range, the A8 now comes in Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) form with impressive performance. Electric range is solidly commutable, while 7kW charging helps refill the battery in about 2 hours from a typical AC chargepoint. Outside the car has a confident, understated Germanic handsomeness, and there is all the interior sophistication you'd expect from Audi's top-of-the-line executive car. This guide is based on the Sport NWB.

Charging Details

Charging time for an Audi A8 TFSI e

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your A8 TFSI e from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 6 h 4 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 4 h 7 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 2 h 14 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 2 h 14 m/h
50kW Public Locations N/A N/A
150kW Public Locations N/A N/A

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Audi A8 TFSI e with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 7.4kW
Connector location: Left Side - Rear

Where you can charge a Audi A8 TFSI e

You can charge your Audi A8 TFSI e conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

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7kW Solo Charger

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At Work

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7kW Solo Charger*

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Built Environment Charging

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7kW Solo or Twin Charger

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On Public Networks

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7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging**

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Audi A8 TFSI e

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £3.55 14.41p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** N/A N/A

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Audi A8 Tfsi E Lifestyle

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 29 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 25 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph 4.9 seconds
Top speed 155 mph
Engine power 449 bhp / 330 kW
Torque 700 Nm
Battery size 14.1 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 12.7 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 328 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 515 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) 128 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 51 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 60 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Audi A8 TFSI e is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £15 year 1 road tax.

OTR price* £84,195
Vehicle warranty 3 years / 60,000 miles
Battery warranty 8 years / 100,000 miles

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £15
Years 2-5 £510

Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 15% £12,619
23/24 15% £12,619
24/25 15% £12,619

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Insurance group N/A
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV chargepoint grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.