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How to charge

Rethink how you recharge.

By introducing its e-tron 55 quattro technologies, Audi introduces the world to the premier truly capable, premium battery-powered vehicle. Unlike gasoline cars, you have the power to choose where and when you want to ‘refill’.

Worried there aren’t enough public charging stations?

A 2016 survey indicated there were over 11,000 gas stations across Canada.

There are currently almost 9,000 public charging stations available across Canada, a number that is growing every day.

Buzz words for EV life.

kW

(kilowatts)

Charging power is measured using kilowatts (kW), generally the higher the number the faster the charging will be. The vehicle’s onboard charger will dictate how many kilowatts can be used for charging.

kWh

(kilowatt hours)

Battery capacity is like a conventional gas tank but is measured in kWh or kilowatt hours versus litres.

Charge time

Charging times are generally referring to a full charge. For most users, a full charge will rarely be required as charging the car at home or at work will keep the battery topped up.

Levels of charging.

Levels of charging.
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    Level 1

    In terms of EV chargers, the level 1 is the most commonly available charge using a standard wall plug, it is the same plug your toaster uses, and also the slowest. While this appears to be an issue, it offers the perfect solution for regular topups. Given that most commutes are between 50 to 100 km per day, the e-tron 55 quattro’s impressive range means there is still plenty of power left in the battery. Plugging the car in overnight allows plenty of time for the battery to recharge.

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    Level 2

    Level 2 supplies 240 V, similar to what a dryer or oven uses and is also widely available. To optimize the flow of electricity to the car, it is recommended to install a level-2 charger at home. Should you choose to use the level-2 charger, you will require a NEMA 14-50 plug receptacle to be installed by a certified electrician at your place of residence or wherever you plan to charge.It is the easiest and fastest way to charge your EV at home. There are thousands of level-2 chargers nationwide, ensuring that a quick charge is never far away. Using a level-2 charger, with 9.6 kW of charging speed, it is possible to charge the battery from empty to 100% in as little as 9.4 hours.¹

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    Level 3

    Level 3 charging is the fastest charging available for any EV. Due to the extremely high voltage and amp service required for level 3, it isn’t possible to install one in a domestic residence. Like level 2, there are more and more level-3 chargers coming online every day. It is possible to charge a battery from 0 to 80% in less than 30 minutes¹ using a 150 kW DCFC level-3 station. The e-tron 55 quattro is futureproof, being the first vehicle for sale to accept 150 kW charging. Electrify Canada will be building a network of these high speed 150 kW which will open in Canada in 2019.

Fueling the future

Fueling the future.

Helping you conquer the land of quattro, a new network of charging stations is being set up across the nation. Electrify Canada will create safe, fast, and reliable charging stations in metro areas, as well as along busy highways. Further information on charging locations and installation is coming soon.

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Estimated charging times are provided as a reference only. Actual charging times will vary based on battery state of charge, driving behavior, battery condition, current, resistance, and ambient temperature, available voltage, and charging frequency.