‘Electric cars cost more to buy and service’, ‘have insufficient driving range’ and ‘can’t be recharged anywhere!’ These lingering misconceptions have plagued electric vehicles ever since their introduction to the mass market, so with a light-hearted touch Audi UK has teamed up with leading comic and impressionist Rory Bremner to debunk them once and for all in a new video series.
In the short series of myth-busting films, Rory points out, for example, that as well as being cheaper to run the all-new Audi Q4 e-tron is actually over £4,000 cheaper to buy than an equivalent, conventionally-powered Q5. As well as highlighting the advantages EVs bring when it comes to running costs, Rory will also touch on the Q4 Sportback e-tron 40 Sport’s driving range of up to 323 miles, which is a significant 38 times the distance of 8.4 miles driven in an average single journey in the UK.
The five-part series is available on the Audi UK YouTube channel as well as being published across official Twitter and Instagram channels. The entire schedule for the series can be found below.
- November 12 – Why do EVs cost so much more?
- November 15 – Can you drive an EV through a carwash?
- November 19 – Isn’t it expensive to service an EV?
- November 23 – EVs don’t go far enough on a full battery, aren’t they inconvenient?
- November 26 – Are there enough public chargers? What if I need to top up on the move?
Audi EV global growth
Significant growth in deliveries of all-electric Audi models justify the company’s clear move towards e-mobility: by the end of September, Audi had supplied 52,774 all-electric vehicles to customers globally and therefore achieved an increase of 51.4 percent compared to the same period in the previous year (2020: 34,850). As early as 2026, new models launched to the market by Audi will be all-electric exclusively. In 2033 production of the last models with internal combustion engines will cease.