Audi A3 TFSI e (2021)

The complete guide to charging your Audi A3 TFSI e (2021), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

41 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

4.70p

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Rapid charge:

No

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EV type:

Plug-in hybrid

Overview


This is Audi's relaunched A3 PHEV, now called the TFSI e, which helps distinguish their PHEVs and BEV range (the e-tron range). As well as styling and tech updates, the electric chops get a boost with an additional 5kWh of battery. This takes the range above the 30 mile mark achieving electric commutability for almost all use. The A3 TFSI e is, without question, an improvement all round on its predecessor.

Charging Details


Charging time for a Audi A3 Sportback TFSI e

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your A3 Sportback 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 7 m/h
3.7kW Home / Work 4 h 11 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 4 h 11 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 4 h 11 m/h
20%-80%
50kW Public Locations N/A N/A
150kW Public Locations N/A N/A


* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** 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 A3 TFSI e with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2


Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.7kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 3.7kW
Connector location: Left Side - Front

Where you can charge a Audi A3 TFSI e

Place Audi A3 TFSI e Benefits Solutions
At Home The most convenient way to charge your EV is at home overnight for a full battery each morning. Find out more
At Work Plug-in when you arrive at work and leave fully charged at the end of the day. Find out more
On Public Networks You can often top up for free when you are out and about at convenient locations including supermarkets and public car parks. Find out more

Cost to charge


Cost of charging a Audi A3 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 is usually free through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £1.64 4.70p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** N/A N/A


* Assumes tariff of 14p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 26p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers.

Recommended chargers and prices

Place Product Price
Home 3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger From £449*
Workplace 7kW Solo or Twin Chargers** Speak to our team


* Price includes £350 OLEV grant, full price £799.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.

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Vehicle Specs


Range
Official range (WLTP*) 41 miles
Official range (NEDC*) N/A
Pod Point Confidence Range** 35 miles


* For more information on "WLTP", "NEDC" 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.

Performance
0-62 mph 7.6 seconds
Top speed 141 mph
Engine power 201 bhp / 150 kW
Torque 250 Nm
EV type Plug-in hybrid
Battery
Battery size 13 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 12 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) N/A
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 336 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) 283 mpg
Official MPG (NEDC) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 24 gCO2/km
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) N/A
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 44 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 2019 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 A3 TFSI e is only eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant, but you will benefit from £0 year 1 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

Purchase
OTR price £33,060
Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £140
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
20/21 6% £1,980
21/22 7% £2,310
22/23 8% £2,640


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

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0


* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance
Insurance group TBC
Grants*
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OLEV EVHS Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation


* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.