Audi A3 e-tron Charging Guide

The complete guide to charging your Audi A3 e-tron, covering range, how to charge, charging cost and charging time.

Audi A3 e-tron Range

The Audi A3 e-tron provides a range of up to 16 miles of electric driving and up to 580 miles combined with the petrol engine. This is a perfect balance between city-based electric driving and long range hybrid journeys. With the electric battery, the Audi A3 e-tron achieves an MPG of up to 166 miles per gallon.

Pure electric mode Hybrid mode
16 miles 580 miles

How to charge a Audi A3 e-tron

Charging your Audi A3 e-tron can be done anywhere with access to a reliable electrical supply, but the vast majority of charging takes place with dedicated electric vehicle charging points.

  • Home charging points is where most electric car charging takes place, as your vehicle can be plugged in overnight for a full charge every morning.
  • Destination charging points at places like supermarkets and car parks are available across the UK and are often free to use for the duration of your stay.
  • Workplace charging points are becoming more common and are often offered as a staff incentive, but some employers may use time-related fees to encourage chargepoint sharing throughout the working day.
  • Rapid charging points are designed to charge your car’s battery to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes and are usually found at motorway service stations.

Audi A3 e-tron Charging Cost

The cost of charging a Audi A3 e-tron in the UK varies depending on the location and speed of the charger, but charging at home is the most cost-effective way to charge and many public charging points are free to use. Charging at home costs as little as 3p per mile:

  • Typical overnight electricity rate of 10p per kWh
  • Charging a Audi A3 e-tron therefore costs only 3p per mile

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Audi A3 e-tron Charging Time

Charging your Audi A3 e-tron at home with a standard 3 pin plug can take anywhere between 3 and 5 hours, whereas using a dedicated home charging point takes only 2 to 3 hours. Make the most of your A3 by charging overnight or by topping up the battery whilst out and about, as the 16 mile range is ideal for a typical day of city driving.

The A3 can only charge at a rate of 3.7kW and so cannot take full advantage of a 7kW home charging point, but the 7kW option is ideal for future-proofing your home for your next plug-in vehicle or for charging other plug-in hybrids.

3.7kW charging point 2-3 hours
7kW charging point 2-3 hours

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How much does a Audi A3 e-tron charging point cost?

Charging a Audi A3 e-tron at home is usually done through a dedicated home charging point, which comes with a one-off cost for purchase and installation. However, a government grant (known as OLEV) of £500 can be claimed to help towards this cost.

  • 3.7kW charging point typically costs around £390 installed
  • 7kW charging point typically costs around £485 installed
  • All prices quoted include the £500 OLEV grant

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