Audi Opens 400,000 EV Charging Stations Across The World

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America isn't on the list yet, but Audi says it is expanding.

Audi charging service will replace the brand's e-tron Charging Service starting in Europe on January 1, 2023, with other countries to follow.

Audi hasn't explicitly said whether this new service will be available to charge up your Audi e-tron Stateside just yet. Still, customers seem satisfied with Audi charging efforts thus far.

Right now, 27 countries will roll out the new Audi charging service, including Germany. Audi says that means access to roughly 400,000 charging points throughout the network run and operated by more than 800 charge point operators or CPOs. Think of it as the European version of Electrify America.

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Of those 400,000 or so chargers, Audi says that roughly 1,900 are high-performance chargers from provider IONITY, which will allow for fast charging thanks to up to 350kw of power. These will be placed "along major traffic routes." Audi says it cooperated with VW and the charging brand Elli on the new network and associated system.

There will be three pricing models available, but Audi has cut a deal for the first year, making the pro tier the same price as the base one - if you buy a car first.

For now, only German pricing is provided. The 14 Euro monthly fee comes to around $15.51 a month, with 45 cents per kilowatt hour also available at AC charging stations. The pro tier knocks 10 cents off that. A complete pricing guide has been included below.

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Audi has also integrated the new chargers into its ecosystem, and new charge points can be found in your Audi's navigation. Audi's accompanying app has also been updated to reflect the new charge points. Via the Audi MMI, you can pre-plan a route for your EV, accounting for chargers along the way.

The feature has become popular across a range of brands, as has a plug-n-charge system that starts charging and payment without further interaction once a cable is connected. Again, Audi has debuted its own Plug & Charge software, but for now, it is only compatible with IONITY and Aral Pulse charging stations.

Registrations for different payment plans will be handled via an updated myAudi App, which also indicates pricing at chargers. Audi has not said when further rollout beyond the initial 27 countries will begin.

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