By 2025, the manufacturer will offer more than twenty all-electric drive vehicles across the e-tron range. To support this rapidly expanding segment Audi dealerships need to ensure they have the infrastructure available to support electric vehicles. By setting up this infrastructure now with a view of continuous expansion, it will allow customers to get the full potential out of the new models being released to market.
This month, adding to the existing ten 50kW and one 175kW fast chargers available across Audi Authorised Dealerships nationwide, Giltrap Audi in Auckland has installed a 175 kW charger. The 175kW charger enables the Audi e-tron 55 to be charged up to 80 percent in thirty minutes - this is the ABB Terra HP high power charging unit. The 50kw chargers are ABB Terra 54 chargers delivering a full 400km charge in two hours.
The newest member of the e-tron family, the Audi e-tron Sportback arriving in New Zealand earlier month is the second model in its e-tron product line. The Audi e-tron Sportback is a dynamic SUV coupé offering up to 300 kW of power and a range of up to 446 kilometres from a single battery charge. The Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro can charge with direct current at up to 150kW at fast-charging stations and in just half an hour, the battery reaches 80 percent of its capacity.