AudiA3 e-tron (2016) electric chargers
7 kWh battery
Vehicle type Plug-in hybrid
Connector type 2
Range 31 miles of electric driving
Charge speed 9 miles per hour
This is the PHEV version of the Audi A3 Sportback family car, only with a company car tax-friendly petrol-electric power combination. Performance is brisk (0-62 mph in 7.6 seconds). Audi claims a fuel economy figure of 176.6mpg, but this is using battery power in the mix and once the battery has run down (after about 20 miles) the 1.4-litre petrol engine takes over completely. In real world terms this equates to fuel consumption falling back to something like 45-48 mpg. Three driving modes are available – EV, Hybrid and Battery Hold. As you’d expect the former locks the A3 e-tron into electric-only mode, while Battery Hold (as you might have worked out by now) does the opposite. The A3 features a well-appointed cabin with plenty of room for four adults.
Audi A3 e-tron compatible chargers
Audi A3 e-tron Charging Time
It's rare anyone needs to charge their car from empty to full. In fact, most of the time you will simply "top up" your car's battery for two to three hours overnight. Learn more about home charging here.
Take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs and charge your Audi A3 e-tron overnight and drive away fully charged every morning.
|Method||kW||Typical location||Charging time (empty to full)|
|Standard three-pin plug||2.3||Home||3 hours|
|Dedicated home charging point*||7.4*||Home||2.5 hours* (limited to 3.6kW by car)|
* Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Audi A3 e-tron Charging Cost
School run, commute to the office? You can drive up to 31 miles purely on low-cost electric power.
A full home charge on a Audi A3 e-tron costs around £0.70.
Did you know?
A typical overnight electricity rate is around 10p per kWh.