Audi AG, a Bavaria (Germany) based luxury automotive manufacturer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, the Germany automotive group. Volkswagen AG is one of the leading automotive companies in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry. Volkswagen has committed to an investment up to Euro 30 billion by 2023. It aims to sell 3 million electric vehicles by 2025 and launch up to 70 new EV models over the next 10 years.
With the launch of its electric vehicle ID. Family, VW is fast cementing a dominant position is to become the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer by 2028, with the automotive behemoth planning to manufacturer 22 million electric vehicles. Audi also offers plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), to include:
- A3 Sportback TFSIe
- A6 TFSIe
- A6 Avant TFSIe
- A7 Sportback TFSIe
- A8 TFSIe
- A8 L TFSIe
- Q3 TFSIe
- Q3 Sportback TFSIe
- Q5 TFSIe
- Q5 Sportback TFSIe
- Q7 TFSIe
- Q8 TFSIe
To learn about the Audi portfolio of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) follow this link.
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The Audi A8 L TFSIe Saloon PHEV
The Audi A8 is a full-size executive premium saloon vehicle. The car has been manufactured since 1994. The Audi A8 is now in its fourth generation and utilises the Audi quattro technology. The A8 L luxury saloon is a long wheelbase version of the A8 standard variant. The Audi A8 L is available as a petrol/electric plug-in hybrid. PHEVs are appropriate for individuals and families:
- Keen to take a step towards lower emission and environment-friendly driving.
- Need a vehicle for extensive and regular long-distance travelling.
- Have limited access to private or public EV charging stations.
- Do a number of short commutes (30 miles and below) on a regular basis.
- Keen to save money.
It is a widely known fact, in that, the average distance of a trip in the UK is a mere 12 miles. An average vehicle in the UK will travel between 8k and 10k miles per annum i.e. less than 30 miles per day. The newest eco-friendly PHEVs on the market will average between 20 to 30 zero-emission electric miles on a fully-charged EV battery. In most plug-in electric cars the EV battery will be below 15 kWh in capacity.
The Audi PHEV has a 14.1 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of up to 29 miles. Depending on driving style, weather condition and the services used in the EV, expect a real world range closer to 23 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most daily commutes using the EV battery i.e. driving emission-free and also saving money (the running cost per mile of an EV is far lower than a petrol or diesel car). Depending on the cost of electricity, the cost per mile for driving on electric can be as low as 3 pence per mile. Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!
|At A Glance|
|EV Type:||Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)|
|Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):||Not Available|
|Available In UK:||Yes|
|Variants (1 Option)|
|A8 L TFSIe Sport quattro tiptronic (from £88,775)|
|A refined limo with a high quality interior and specifications||Limited electric range (29 miles)|
|Excellent space for rear seat passengers||High tailpipe emissions (59g)|
|Impressive driving performance||Infotainment system can be improved|
|EV Battery & Emissions|
|EV Battery Type:||Lithium-ion|
|EV Battery Capacity:||Available in one battery size: 14.1 kWh|
|Charging:||On-board charger 7.2 kW AC|
|Charge Port:||Type 2|
|EV Cable Type:||Type 2|
|Tailpipe Emissions:||59-52g (CO2/km)|
|Warranty:||8 years or 100,000 miles|
|Average Cost Of Residential Charging|
|Battery net capacity : 8.8 kWh||£1.27|
|Battery net capacity : 11.6 kWh||£1.67|
|Battery net capacity : 12.0 kWh||£1.73|
|Battery net capacity : 13.10 kWh||£1.89|
|Battery net capacity : 14.10 kWh||£2.03|
- Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
- Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.
|Charging Times (Overview)|
|Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):||6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)|
|Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):||3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)|
|Rapid charging AC (43 kW):||0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)|
- Note 1: SoC: state of charge
|Turning Circle (m):||N/A|
|Boot capacity (L):||390|
|Sport quattro tiptronic|
|EV Battery Capacity:||14.1 kWh|
|Pure Electric Range (WLTP):||29 miles|
|Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):||20.6|
|Fuel Consumption (MPG):||113-122.8|
|Charging:||On-board charger 7.2 kW AC|
|Top Speed:||155 mph|
|0-62 mph:||4.9 seconds|
|Drive:||All-wheel drive (AWD)|
|Electric Motor (kW):||N/A|
|Max Power (PS):||340|
|Unladen Weight (kg):||2,405|
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