Audi UK has launched a new version of its EV&me app, which is available to download for free via the Android / Apple stores. The app has been designed to help customers make the switch to a fully electric (BEV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Audi by allowing them to compare useful performance data, charging times and running costs between models.
The app allows customers to see the cost savings of switching from a petrol or diesel vehicle into an Audi BEV or PHEV by answering just a few simple questions. Even more accurate cost savings can be discovered by enabling auto-tracking. This feature uses real-time data and once six journeys have been completed the app can calculate the possible savings by switching to a BEV or PHEV.
On top of that, the app is filled with handy guides and articles outlining the many benefits of Audi’s BEV and PHEV model ranges. Customers can watch our easy-guide films, chat live to an EV specialist, locate an Audi Centre, discover live model offers and even book a test drive.
Andrew Doyle, Director at Audi UK, said: “There are endless benefits to switching to plug-in power and Audi’s new and updated EV&me app now makes them clear for all to see. From an environmental standpoint, switching to electric power is central to Audi’s future but the financial benefits of making the switch can also be reaped by our customers. Making the switch to electric power is easier than ever thanks to the EV&me app; with our experts at your very fingertips we can help guide you through the process and ensure no question is left unanswered.”
What’s new to EV&me:
- All new BEV and PHEV models have been added, including the all-new Q4 e-tron, Q4 Sportback e-tron and e-tron GT
- The new ‘understanding range behaviour’ tile can be found in the ‘Explore’ tab
- New ‘range & charging calculators’ tile can be found in the ‘Explore’ tab
- The new variant drop-down allows you to switch variants easily e.g., from Q4 35 e-tron to Q4 40 e-tron
- Customers can now subscribe to Audi update via the app, so they can hear about the latest Audi EV news and stories
- You can book a test drive, configure your electric Audi, learn about the great finance offers available or use the instant chat feature to speak to one of our electric vehicle specialists.
- The New Model tab provides information on charging times and performance figures, so customers can compare models and variants
- Customers can choose which electric Audi they wish to set as their default model, enabling them to track journeys and compare running costs. The default model can be changed easily at any time throughout the app
- Customers can adjust their fuel and electricity costs in the Settings tab, for example, to add their home electricity tariff, for a more realistic running cost comparison
In 2020, a challenging year marked globally by restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Audi delivered a total of 1,692,773 models, a fall of 8.3 percent compared with the previous year. The contribution by Audi UK to this total remained significant at 107,892 cars. Audi is already making considerable headway with its range-wide electrification programme, which began with the world premiere of the all-electric Audi e-tron SUV in September 2018, and is now the biggest manufacturer of electric vehicles among the three German premium brands. Due for introduction during 2021 are the new e-tron S, e-tron S Sportback, Q4 e-tron and e-tron GT sports car variants. By 2025, Audi will offer more than 20 models with all-electric drive in the most important markets worldwide and achieve roughly 40 per cent of its sales with electrified variants. These will of course be underpinned by a range of models with classic layouts covering every relevant market segment from the compact class to the luxury class.