Discover the freedom of electromobility in one of the largest charging networks in Europe¹. With Audi charging, from 1st January 2023, you have access to approx. 500,000² public charging points as well as the IONITY fast-charging network.
Your charging service
As of 01/01/2023, Audi charging¹ will offer access to one of the largest public charging networks in Europe.
*Implementation is vehicle-dependent³; additional costs may be incurred depending on your mobile phone contract⁴
*Requirements must be met⁵
Install the myAudi app, register a vehicle and main user¹¹
Select your Audi charging rate and activate your contract
Get charging immediately via the myAudi app or via a charging card, following activation
Scan the QR code and register for Audi charging in the myAudi app.
HPC charging with IONITY
IONITY is a company that is expanding and operating an express charging network of arterial roads and motorways in 24 European countries. Approximately 22.5 minutes¹⁴ are sufficient in order to charge the high-voltage battery of the Audi GT quattro¹⁵ ¹⁶ for a range that is suitable for long distances. The Audi e-tron GT quattro¹⁵ ¹⁶ uses a charging power of up to 270kW for this.
Audi Plug & Charge
Audi offer a particularly convenient form of charging exclusively on the IONITY network known as “Plug and Charge”. This refers to the ability to easily and securely charge an EV without an RFID (radio frequency identification) card or even an app. The authentication process takes place automatically at compatible charging stations via encrypted communication as soon as the charging cable is connected to the vehicle. Then the charging process also starts. And finally, billing is handled automatically on the basis of a contract on file via your myAudi account. To use this system, drivers must have a PnC-capable model of the Audi e-tron series and an active Audi Charging Service contract. Users need to activate the feature in the myAudi app and in the MMI of their Audi.
Audi Charging Hub
If you get the chance to travel to Switzerland or Germany in your e-tron, look out for the Audi Charging Hub in Zurich, Nuremberg and Berlin. Enjoy an exclusive high-powered charging experience including the premium Audi Lounge. Second-life used lithium-ion batteries from Audi e-tron vehicles serve as energy storage and provide electricity to the hubs in the most sustainable way offering buffer storage for electricity.
After unlocking the charging station and authentication, the charging process starts and you can enter the Audi Lounge via a covered path. Audi drivers can use the exclusive reservation function in advance.
In the Audi Lounge, you have time for yourself and your own matters. Snacks made from sustainable produce as well as beverages can be purchased. If necessary, you can also work on the go here in a quiet atmosphere.
The charging time at the HPC fast charging stations, with a charging power of max. 320 kW, varies depending on the vehicle model. You can view the charging progress of your vehicle at any time via the central dashboard or the myAudi app. Relaxed and powered up, you can continue the journey.
Exclusive for Audi drivers
Enjoy the advantages of the using the Points of Interest Search in your myAudi app and on the Multi-Media Interface of your Audi to identify charging stations along your route and at your destination. Some charging stations offer the option to reserve a free slot in advance.
Audi Charging Support
Our dedicated team are on hand to answer any questions you having regarding Audi Charging
Audi charging is a payment service for Audi customers for billing the electricity used for charging at public charging stations. You can charge your Audi anywhere in the supported charging network using an Audi charging card or the myAudi app.
First, download the myAudi app from the App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone. After entering your personal data, you set up your vehicle in myAudi, using its chassis number, as well as the main user. Now you can select your appropriate rate in the "Audi charging" area and order your Audi charging card.
After pairing the myAudi app with your Audi charging card number, you can use the charging service.
The shortcut AC stands for alternating current, and DC, for direct current. Both alternating current and direct current can be used to charge electric cars. Since only direct current can be stored in the high-voltage battery, the alternating current must first be converted into direct current. Electric vehicles therefore also require a so-called AC/DC converter (charger), which converts the alternating current (e.g., via a Schuko socket) into direct current.
Charging powers of 50 kW and more are referred to as fast charging. Not every electric vehicle supports high charging currents of this kind. To make electromobility more attractive, charging stations for up to 350kW are already available today. HPC charging* is usually found on motorways to enable short charging times and, consequently, shorter stops. This shortens your travel time considerably.
HPC charging is typically used between a charge level of 20% and 80% of the SOC**, as charging from 80% – 100% takes an above-average amount of time.
*HPC charging (high performance charging or high power changing) = charging power of 100 kW and above
**SOC (state of charge) = the state of charge of a high-voltage battery expressed as a percentage
The information about charging stations in the myAudi app and in the vehicle navigation system is updated every day. Information about the availability of charging stations is also constantly updated but is subject to a small delay of a few minutes.
If your vehicle is in an underground car park, for example, the data can only be updated once the vehicle has established a connection online (shortly after leaving the underground car park).