Electric Has Gone Audi
Electric has gone Audi, the e-tron available to order
- Audi’s first fully electric model is now available for test drive
- Pre-registered deposit holders to be the first to experience Audi’s new electric SUV
- Audi e-tron represents one the premium carmaker’s mos
- Pricing starts from an on-the-road cost of €101,750.
Audi’s much anticipated new electric SUV – the Audi e-tron – has arrived in Ireland, with the premium carmaker’s first fully electric model.
Designed to offer a powerful synergy of style and optimal efficiency, pre-registered customers will be the first to experience the future of Audi’s sustainable automotive technology. Prospective customers who have not pre-registered are advised to contact Audi Cork to make an appointment for a truly ‘electric’ Audi test drive experience.
Pricing for the e-tron starts from an on-the-road cost of €101,750 with deliveries for pre-registered deposit holders beginning from April 2019.
A powerful driving experience
Thanks to a large 95kWh high voltage battery, the Audi e-tron combines enormous power and a long range. The full-size SUV with fully electric drive accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in under 6 seconds and is capable of covering up to 391 kilometres* on one charge. With two virtually silent electric motors that can deliver up to 300kW, the Audi e-tron electrical quattro provides the economy of electricity without sacrificing on power. The dual electric motors ensure there is no lag between acceleration and launch, resulting in a driving experience impossible to match with a combustion engine.
Efficiency and sustainability are at the e-tron’s core. The e-tron can attain up to 30 per cent of this long range through energy recuperation. The SUV combines three different methods of energy recuperation in one vehicle for the first time. With manual coasting using the shift paddles, automatic coasting via the predictive efficiency assist, and brake recuperation, the Audi e-tron embodies the cutting edge of driving efficiency.
The Electric Evolution of Quattro Drive
A new generation of the quattro drive, the electric all-wheel drive, ensures excellent traction and dynamics. It provides for continuous and variable regulation of the ideal distribution of drive torques between the two axles – all within a fraction of a second.
Commenting on the Audi e-tron, Michael O Brien, General Manager, Audi Cork, said, “We are very much excited to be one of the first Audi dealers to welcome the new Audi e-tron to our showroom. I would encourage customers to visit Audi Cork to experience a truly unique electric test drive and get behind the wheel of this exceptional addition to our Audi range.”
For further information and to experience a unique Audi e-tron test drive experience contact the Audi Cork showroom on 021 491 8400 today.
Grants and Incentives
There are several grants and incentives available for driving and owning electric vehicles. There are differences in some areas for Business users and Private users.
- Owners of plug in Hybrid and full electric vehicles can apply to ESB eCARS for an access card to the public network of charge points. This allows them to avail of free public charging.
- Some local authorities also allow for free parking when charging
- Battery electric vehicles have an annual road tax of €120.
- An electric vehicle tolling incentive, in place until 2022, will provide up to €500 annually in toll savings for electric private passenger vehicles.
There are also several formal government grant and rebate programmes that owners of electric vehicles can avail of:
- The Home Charger Installation Grant: a €600 grant in place until the end of 2020, designed to assist with the cost of fitting a charger at home.
- A Vehicle Registration Tax rebate of €5,000.
- An SEAI Grant of between €3,800 for businesses and €5,000 for private customers.
- Accelerated Capital Allowance of up to 100% of capital expenditure during the first year of energy efficient equipment purchase
- An exemption from Benefit in Kind for battery electric business vehicles for 3-5 years on all costs in excess of €50,000.
See seai.ie for full details.