The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is the latest vehicle to get free DC charging at Electrify America charging stations for three years. Owners will need to enroll via the myAudi app upon purchase. Audi will also offer customized home charging solutions to e-tron GT owners via a concierge service through its partner Qmerit. By the end of 2021, Electrify America aims to have 800 charging stations nationwide with a total of 3,500 chargers.
With three years of complimentary DC charging at Electrify America charging stations, owners of a 2022 Audi e-tron GT will be able to take advantage of the car’s ability to take in energy at higher rates. With the ability to take in 270 kW at its peak, the e-tron GT can gain 180 miles in 22 minutes, making it one of the fastest vehicles when it comes to charging. The only other vehicle with the same charging capability is the Porsche Taycan, the e-tron GT’s mechanically related cousin.
Later on, they’ll be joined by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, both of which can charge at similar speeds thanks to their 400- and 800-volt systems enabling them to take advantage of 350-kW DC chargers.
Real-world charging speeds will vary based on weather conditions, state of charge on the battery, the station supplying power, and other factors that are sometimes out of the owner’s control. Peaking charging rates are great, but we look forward to evaluating the overall charging curve on these vehicles.
For customers buying an e-tron GT who don’t have a home charger yet, Audi is offering them two options via its partner Qmerit. The first is upgrading an outlet to a NEMA 14-50 to use with the car’s standard 9.6 kW charging cord, allowing them to take advantage of level 2 or 240-volt charging speeds. This cable is also compatible with a standard 120-volt household outlet for emergency trickle charging. Option 2 is getting Electrify America’s HomeStation, which will include help from a concierge to schedule its installation date. The HomeStation is Wi-Fi capable and offers 9.6 kW of charging power.
Regardless of which solution the e-tron GT owner gets, they’ll be able to fully charge their vehicle overnight. Qmerit also works with you to make sure you get licensed professionals installing your charger and customize the process to fit your requirements.
Available in two flavors, the 2022 Audi e-tron GT has a dual-motor setup and a 93.4-kWh battery. In standard form, it makes 469 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque. Boost mode bumps that up to 522 hp and 472 lb-ft. The performance-oriented RS e-tron GT has 590 hp (637 hp in boost mode) and 612 lb-ft. Audi expects the e-tron GT to get an EPA rating of 238 miles per charge while the RS e-tron GT should be good for 232 miles.
Following the 2022 Audi e-tron GT are the 2022 Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback. These are smaller compact crossovers built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, which is already in use in the ID.3 and ID.4. The single-motor version makes 201 hp while the dual-motor is good for 295 hp. DC charging rates for the Q4 peak at 125 kW. The Q4 with the longest range is likely the single-motor variant at 250 miles per charge.