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Audi expands e-tron charging network to 17,500 points

Audi e-tron charger

Audi has expanded its e-tron charging network to provide access to more than 17,500 points in the UK.

The car maker has partnered with BP Pulse, Pod Point, Source London, Ionity and 19 other UK chargepoint operators.

Audi drivers can access the network using a single card or the myAudi app.

Coverage extends to more than 242,000 charging points in Europe. Audi says the service brings an end to customers being encumbered by multiple subscriptions to numerous suppliers.

“Audi’s aim has always been to make the transition from combustion to electrified vehicles as easy as possible for our customers, and the expansion of our ultra-convenient e-tron charging service is a clear demonstration of that,” said Andrew Doyle, director of Audi UK. “With only one card Audi customers now have access to almost 75% of the UK’s public charging points – that’s a vast collection of fast, rapid and ultra-rapid charging points across the country, which will provide them with greater flexibility and convenience day-today.”

BP pulse (previously known as BP Chargemaster Polar network) is one of the UK’s largest charging networks to join the e-tron charging network, with more than 6,000 compatible charging stations in the UK.

An RFID card is supplied with all new Audi TFSI e and e-tron model. Once a customer has registered with the service and confirmed their vehicle's details they then have the option of selecting between two different tariffs: City or Transit.

Both tariffs allow customers free-roaming across Europe, bundle all charges into one monthly cost, and offer fixed pricing so there is no need to compare costs between providers.

The City Tariff costs £4.91 per month and is designed for those who mainly travel in urban areas - customers pay standardised rates of £0.29 per kWh for AC charging and £0.39 per kWh for DC fast-charging. Rates for Ionity network and the 350kW output its units can deliver are fixed at £0.70  per kWh.

Customers who cover greater distances and therefore require the fastest range replenishment times possible can opt for the Transit tariff at £16.81 per month (12 month contract). The standardised charging rates mirror those in the City tariff. The main benefit of the Transit subscription is the discounted Ionity rate of £0.28GBP per kWh. As an added saving, e-tron owners will also receive the Transit tariff-free for the first 12 months and a £150 charging voucher.

BP intant access is included with both tariffs with charging rates of £0.20 per kWh for AC Charging and £0.29 per kWh for DC rapid charging (£0.42 for 120kW and above) apply.

Customers can also add the optional BP Pulse pack to their subscription for a further £7.85 per month, which brings discounted charging rates of £0.16 per kWh for AC charging and £0.23 per kWh for DC rapid-charging (£0.27 for 120kW and above).

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