German automotive producer Audi has opened reservations for its fully-electric e-tron range in South Africa resulting from retail throughout the first quarter of 2022.
Clients can now reserve their e-tron mannequin of desire via the nationwide Audi e-tron Seller Community, it mentioned on Thursday (25 November 2021).
The electric vehicle (EV) line-up consists of the next 5 fashions, beginning at just below R2 million:
- e-tron 55 SUV
- e-tron Sportback
- e-tron S Sportback
- e-tron GT
- RS e-tron GT
Retail footprint and dealership public charging
Audi mentioned that the nationwide retail footprint for the e-tron mannequin range will include 10 Audi dealerships. This consists of three shops in Johannesburg, one other three in Pretoria and two Dealerships in Cape City and Durban.
The ten Audi e-tron dealerships may even be outfitted to permit for quick electric vehicle charging and shall be accessible to the general public. This charging infrastructure ranges from DC 50 to 75 kW.
Dwelling charging and worth proposition
Audi prospects may have entry to a complimentary residence verify by an authorized service supplier to evaluate the shopper’s residence charging necessities, to find out the required upgrades or installations wanted.
Audi mentioned it’ll additionally cowl the set up of a 32Amps industrial socket as much as the worth of R5,000 to help the satisfactory setup of a charging level inside the buyer’s residence.
This setup will enable for handy integration of single-phase energy and the Audi e-tron charger to ship round 7.2 kW of energy in the direction of a 100% cost in an estimated 13 hour charging time.
An Audi-approved service supplier can even present extra energy upgrades, relying on buyer necessities at residence. The related Audi dealership will facilitate the house charging set up course of, it mentioned.
Accessibility to an current public charging community
Audi South Africa has partnered with Gridcars to permit e-tron prospects entry to the rising public charging community in South Africa, consisting of greater than 280 common cost level connectors.
The e-tron mannequin range consists of the next efficiency credentials:
e-tron range launch pricing
The Audi e-tron range shall be accessible for sale within the first quarter of 2022 and shall be priced as follows at launch, inclusive of the Audi Freeway Plan (5 years, 100,000 km) and a battery guarantee of 8 years, 160,000 km:
- e-tron 55 superior: R1.99 million
- e-tron 55 S line: R2.045 million
- e-tron 55 Sportback S line: R2.115 million
- e-tron S Sportback: R2.425 million
- e-tron GT: R2.715 million
- RS e-tron GT: R3.3 million
A particular e-tron 55 launch version mannequin is at present deliberate and shall be communicated nearer to retail.