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.

Last updated: Apr 06, 2022 7 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

41 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

9.40p

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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 4 h 11 m/h
3.6kW 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 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 A3 Sportback 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: 3.7kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 3.7kW
Connector location: Left Side - Front

Where you can charge a Audi A3 Sportback TFSI e

You can charge your Audi A3 Sportback TFSI e conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.


At Home


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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £799*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work


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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking


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3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks


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3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network


* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** 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 A3 Sportback 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)* £3.28 9.40p
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 A3 Tfsi Lifestyle

Vehicle Specs


Range
Official range (WLTP*) 41 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 35 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.

Performance
0-62 mph 7.6 seconds
Top speed 141 mph
Engine power 201 bhp / 150 kW
Torque 250 Nm
Battery
Battery size 13 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 11.7 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 231 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 336 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) 283 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 24 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 39 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 A3 Sportback TFSI e is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 year 1 road tax.

Purchase
OTR price* £33,060
Vehicle warranty 3 years / 60,000 miles
Battery warranty 8 years / 100,000 miles


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

Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £145
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 8% £2,640
23/24 8% £2,640
24/25 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* £15
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
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 £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.