Audi A3 EV Charging Cable Guide
Released in 2013 the Audi A3 hybrid was one of the manufacturer’s early attempts at producing an electric vehicle. Over the years, the A3 and its variant models have become very popular on the UK market and are an increasingly common sight on the roads. The A3 is an ideal choice for those looking to make the switch to electric and will continue to be a reliable and respected option well into the future.
What cable do I need for an Audi A3 EV?
Like every other Audi that is available on the UK market, the A3 EV uses a Type 2 – Type 2 connection. The A3’s onboard charger can handle a maximum charge rate of 7.4kW. This means that our three-phase cables will be fully compatible with the Audi A3 EV, however they will charge at a maximum rate of 7.4kW.
Depending on your situation, you may need to consider purchasing a cable with an increased length. Fortunately, at EVwired we offer 7 metre and 10 metre cables alongside the more frequently seen 5 metre cables. Three-phase options are available at each length.
Audi A3 EV charging speed and range
As a hybrid the battery charge alone for the Audi A3 EV will get you a range of 31 miles, giving it enough range for most daily trips. Although if used along with its combustion engine it will cover a total range of 580 miles.
Charging times are an important consideration for any EV driver. Depending on your charge box set up an EVwired three-phase cable will take between 4-8 hours to fully charge your vehicle, which makes overnight top-ups ideal and easy. The wide availability of public three-phase charging stations means that you will never be caught short.
Why purchase an EVwired cable?
Each cable is made from polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), which is hard wearing and remarkably weather resistant, in both hot and cold climates. Our cables also boast an IP55 rating, which means they are well protected against dust and almost unaffected by water. Can the cable still be used in the rain? Yes! So there is no need to panic if your cable gets caught outside or if the weather turns when you’re out and about.
Each purchase comes with a high-quality EVwired carry bag which makes it easy to transport our cables during the school/work run and beyond. As the number of charging points up and down the UK increases, stopping for a top-up has never been easier, better yet our cables can be used at any Type 2 public charge point or home charge point.
Do not worry though! No matter which of our cables you choose to use, the Audi onboard charger will automatically charge at the rate determined by the cable and the charging station.
At EVwired we have great confidence in the cables that we offer – and to give you peace of mind – each cable purchase comes with a 5-year warranty. Our UK based support is ready to help with any queries or questions that you may have.
Free shipping is included with every order, and those placed before 3 pm will be dispatched on a next business day courier service.