December 14, 2023
Audi India inaugurates country’s first RE-powered ultra-fast charging station
● India’s first 450kW ultra-fast charging ‘e-tron hub’ with high-powered gun to deliver up to 360kW/500amps
● Equipped with 5 charging bays and an integrated lounge with 24x7 access
● Completely powered by green energy and equipped with solar roof panels for peripheral electrical requirements
● Located at MMRDA Parking, G Block, Next to The Capital, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai 400051
● Audi e-tron owners charge free till March 2024
● Chargers compatible and open for all electric vehicles
● Conceptualized and developed in collaboration with ChargeZone
Mumbai, December 14, 2023: Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today inaugurated India’s first ultra-fast charging station in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai. Conceptualized and developed in collaboration with ChargeZone, this ultra-fast charger boasts an impressive, total capacity of 450kW, to deliver 360kW of power to an electric vehicle and is enabled by a 500 amps liquid-cooled gun to ensure high performance and efficiency.
The Audi Q8 55 e-tron with a 114 kWh battery(the largest battery on a passenger vehicle in India) can charge from 20% to 80% in just 26 minutes. In line with Audi’s focus on sustainability, the ultra-fast charging ‘e-tron hub’ is completely powered by green energy and has a solar roof that supports the functioning of peripheral electrical requirements including lighting the ‘e-tron hub’.
Commenting on the occasion, Alexander von Waldenburg-Dresel, Senior Director, Sales Region Overseas, Audi AG, said, “At Audi, we remain committed to expanding the charging network for electric vehicles and I am very happy that Audi in India has taken the lead on this subject. Setting up India’s fastest EV charger in Mumbai is a great feat and reflects the evolution of EVs in the country. This fast charger will ensure that customers in the city of Mumbai will benefit from convenient, on-the-go charging.”
Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India said, “The inauguration of India's first, ultra-fast charging station by Audi India is a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive electric vehicle ecosystem for our valued customers. The ultra-fast charging ‘e-tron hub’ is located in the heart of Mumbai – Bandra Kurla Complex; which is accessible to a large number of electric vehicle owners. The rapid charging infrastructure is pivotal in alleviating concerns about range limitations, ensuring a seamless experience and considerably less charging time. We are not only establishing new benchmarks within the industry but also reinforcing our dedication to the future of sustainable mobility.”
The ultra-fast charging station is designed to provide a hassle-free experience and absolute peace of mind, featuring high-powered guns that allow for fast charging. In addition, premium coffee vouchers are available for e-tron owners who charge their e-tron at the hub. The ultra-fast charging ‘e-tron hub’ features a lounge for e-tron owners to relax in while their car is being charged. The hub will be staffed with trained personnel, readily available to offer any necessary assistance. Audi e-tron owners can access information about the ultra-fast charging ‘e-tron hub’ via their ‘myAudi Connect’ App, making it easy to navigate to the location.
Kartikey Hariyani, Founder & CEO, CHARGE ZONE added, "I am extremely delighted with this landmark collaboration between Audi India and CHARGE ZONE for the co-development of a supercharging network in our country. With an increased growth of electric cars in India, it is clearly evident that an integrated approach of technology, upstream renewable energy, suitable locations are a must for providing a seamless experience to the EV users and it is heartening to see that team Audi India is aligned with our strategic plan of design, engineering & execution. I would like to express my gratitude to our partners for making this possible."
Earlier this year, Audi India introduced ‘Charge my Audi’ on the myAudiConnect app – a one-stop solution that gives Audi e-tron customers access to multiple electric vehicle charging partners, all on one app. ‘Charge my Audi’ is an industry-first initiative that enhances convenience for customers. The application, powered by the Numocity Technologies eMSP roaming solution, currently includes five charging partners – Aargo EV Smart, Charge Zone, Relux Electric, LionCharge and Zeon Charging. Audi e-tron customers benefit from complimentary charging across the network (except on Zeon charging) till March 2024. Currently, 1,000+ charge points are available to Audi e-tron owners on ‘Charge my Audi’ with more to be added over the next few months.
Audi India has successfully installed 140+ chargers across 73 cities in India – this includes all Audi India dealerships, workshop facilities and select SAVWIPL Group brand dealerships located across strategic highways in the country to enhance ease of ownership.
Audi India currently has the widest luxury EV portfolio with six electric cars in India – Audi Q8 50 e-tron, Audi Q8 55 e-tron, Audi Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron, Audi Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron, Audi e-tron GT and Audi RS e-tron GT.