Learn About the e-tron Charging Design & Usage | Audi Midtown Toronto
The Audi e-tron was designed from the start as an electric vehicle without compromise. This philosophy extends equally to charging, both at home and on the road. The e-tron comes equipped with everything needed to recharge the 95 kWh battery quickly and easily. Wherever - and whenever - you decide to go, the e-tron will be ready.
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CCS Connector [Level 3]
24 - 150 kW
- While the majority of charging takes place at home, the ability to charge when out on the road is also useful. Luckily, Canada is home to over 7,000 public charging points where the e-tron can be filled up while on the go.
- Many of these charging points are part of a network, which means they belong to the same charging point operator and can therefore be used with a single account. Some networks have interoperability agreements with other operators, meaning a single account on one network may also be used to charge (and pay) at another network.
- For an interactive map of charging sites, visit www.chargehub.com or www.plugshare.com
- Not always, but in most cases payment is required to charge at a public site. Payment methods vary and can include: contactless credit card, network RFID charge card, through a mobile app, or by telephone. Not every site offers every payment method. For example, some sites may only allow payment through an RFID card or through an app. It is best to check in advance using one of the above websites or by contacting the network operator.
- Charging fees differ between sites and can be based on the amount of electricity used or the fees can be based on the amount of time spent charging. Some sites might also have a session fee, and others may include an idling fee, which is used to discourage vehicle owners from staying on the charger too long after charging is finished.
Charging at home.
Level 1 offers a maximum of 1.2 kW charging power and will charge an empty e-tron battery in approximately 95 hours.
This level of charging is best left only as an emergency substitute.
Level 2 offers a maximum of 9.6 kW charging power and will charge an empty e-tron battery in approximately 10 hours. Charging will take even less time when the battery is already partly full, which is many times the case.
Did You Know?
The Charging System Compact is not the charger, technically speaking. This equipment is known as EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) and serves as a controller that ensures safe power delivery between your home and the vehicle. Every Audi e-tron comes equipped with this charging system as standard. For Levels 1 and 2, the actual charging process takes place via the vehicle's own on-board charger. The onboard charger converts AC power from your home into DC power, which is what batteries use to store and supply energy.
Future Proofing: Enhancements to new models may lead to additional on-board charging capacity (e.g. from 9.6 to 19 kW) in the future. Consideration may be given to upgrade the planned installation. Note: such upgrades may require significant additional provisions to increase the home's overall electrical capacity.
Charging times may vary based on the available power supply, battery state of charge and temperature among other factors.
Alternating Current (AC):
A form of electrical power marked by a varying voltage and current. It reverses direction at a specific rate (in Canada at 60 times per second). AC power is the kind that is delivered from the grid, into homes, and ultimately made available at a domestic wall receptacle. The electric motors on the e-tron also use AC power in their operation.
Direct Current (DC):
A form of electrical power marked by a constant voltage and current. It flows in a constant direction. DC power is used by batteries to store energy and supply power to a suitable device. The e-tron uses sophisticated power electronics to convert electricity between AC and DC as needed by the motors and the battery at any given time.
1000 Watts. A Watt is an international unit for measuring power. This can be the power that electric motors are capable of putting out, such as the 300 kW of available power in the e-tron (in boost mode). It can also refer to the power used to charge a battery, with higher numbers equating to faster charging rates. The e-tron supports up to 150 kW of charging power under the right conditions.
An international unit for measuring energy. One kWh is the equivalent energy to running a 1000-Watt load for one hour. It is also the unit used to measure the size of a battery's energy capacity. Bigger batteries can store more energy. The e-tron is equipped with a 95 kWh battery.
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