Audi’s e-tron charging service has been expanded to cover almost 75% of the UK’s public charging points.
The charging service now provides customers with access to one of the industry’s most comprehensive and integrated networks comprising over 17,500 chargers in the country and over 242,000 across the rest of Europe with only one card or myAudi app. BP Pulse, along with Pod Point, Source London, Ionity and 19 other UK operators are all part of Audi’s charging infrastructure.
Andrew Doyle, Director of Audi UK has explained that as the company is gearing up to become all-electric from 2026, the goal is to help smoothen the transition for costumers.
“Audi’s aim has always been to make the transition from combustion to electrified vehicles as easy as possible for our customers, and the expansion of our ultra-convenient e-tron charging service is a clear demonstration of that,” he said. “With only one card Audi customers now have access to almost 75% of the UK’s public charging points – that’s a vast collection of fast, rapid and ultra-rapid charging points across the country, which will provide them with greater flexibility and convenience day-today.”
Key to the service is an RFID card that unlocks access to the e-tron charging service network, which customers will find inside the glovebox of their new TFSI e or e-tron model. Once a customer has registered with the service and confirmed their vehicle's details, they then have the option of selecting between two different tariffs: City or Transit.
Both tariffs allow customers free roaming across Europe, bundle all charges into one monthly cost, and offer fixed pricing so there is no need to compare costs between providers. Customers can start the charging process using the charge card or the myAudi app. Identification and billing are performed automatically in the background.
At £4.91 per month, the City tariff represents a cost-effective way to publicly charge – customers pay standardised rates of £0.29 per kWh for AC charging and £0.39 per kWh for DC fast-charging. Rates for the high-powered IONITY network and the 350kW output its units can deliver are fixed at $0.70 per kWh.
Customers who cover greater distances and therefore require the fastest range replenishment times possible can instead opt for the Transit tariff at £16.81 per month (12-month contract). The standardised charging rates mirror those in the City tariff. The main benefit of the Transit subscription is the discounted IONITY rate of just £0.28 per kWh at any one of the 400 stations across Europe.
BP instant access is included in the City and Transit tariffs with charging rates of £0.20 per kWh for AC Charging and £0.29 per kWh for DC rapid charging and £0.42 per kWh for 120kW and above DC charging.
Customers can also add the optional BP Pulse pack to their subscription for a further £7.85 per month, which brings discounted charging rates of £0.16 per kWh for AC charging, £0.23 per kWh for DC rapid-charging, and £0.27 per kWh for 120kW and above DC charging.