The ‘e’ in Audi is on its way and South Africa buyers looking to go electric can pre-order the e-tron on their choice from any of the 10 e-tron dealerships nationwide.
The official range, consisting of the Audi e-tron SUV, e-tron Sportback and S Sportback , e-tron GT and high performance RS e-tron GT, starts at R1,99-million, although a special launch edition is planned but Audi is keeping the wraps on the specs and pricing for now.
There are three outlets in Johannesburg, another three in Pretoria and two dealerships in both Cape Town and Durban. The 10 Audi e-tron Dealerships will also be equipped to allow for fast electric vehicle charging and will be accessible to the public. This charging infrastructure ranges from DC 50 to 75 kW.
As part of an e-tron purchase, Audi customers will get a complementary home check by an approved service provider to assess the customer’s individual home charging requirements, to determine the necessary upgrades or installations needed.
Accordingly, Audi will also cover the installation of a 32 Amp industrial socket up to the value of R5 000 to allow for convenient integration of single phase power (the most widely available power available in South African households) and the Audi e-tron charger, to deliver around 7,2 kW of power towards a 100% charge in an estimated 13 hour charging time.
Audi South Africa has partnered with Gridcars to allow e-tron customers access to the growing public charging network in South Africa, which currently consists of more than 280 universal charge point connectors.
In addition, Audi will provide :
- A complimentary Audi branded RFID charge card for use with the Gridcars charging network.
- Complimentary first year membership to Gridcars charging network and charging portal.
- A once-off charging voucher to allow for a convenient first time charge at a public charging point.
e-tron range product offer and specification
e-tron SUV and Sportback get four zone climate control, adaptive air suspension, contour ambient interior lighting, power front seats with heating, comfort key with sensor controlled luggage compartment release, lane change and rear traffic assist, rear view camera, parking aid plus, Matrix LED lights with dynamic light design and turn signals, Audi connect emergency call, navigation and infotainment, Audi virtual cockpit plus, Audi smartphone interface, Bang and Olufsen premium sound system with 3D sound, and MMI navigation plus with touch response as standard.
e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT come with all of the above plus a panoramic glass sunroof, power exterior mirrors with heated, memory and dimming function, windshield with heat insulating and acoustic glass and 400 volt boost converter.
|Model||Battery (kWh)||Power (kW)||Torque (Nm)||Range (km)*||Acceleration (seconds, per 100 km)|
|e-tron 55||95||300||664||369 – 440||5.7|
|e-tron 55 Sportback||95||300||664||372 – 453||5.7|
|e-tron S Sportback||95||370||973||347 – 378||4.5|
|e-tron GT||93.4||350||630||452 – 488||4.5|
|RS e-tron GT||93.4||440||830||433 – 472||3.6|
The Audi e-tron range will be available for sale in the first quarter of 2022 and will be priced as follows at launch, inclusive of the Audi Freeway Plan (5 years, 100 000 km) and a battery warranty of 8 years, 160 000 km:
e-tron 55 advanced R1 990 000
e-tron 55 S line R2 045 000
e-tron 55 Sportback S line R2 115 000
e-tron S Sportback R2 425 000
e-tron GT R2 715 000
RS e-tron GT R3 300 000