With each passing month, the prominence of electric vehicles within the motoring industry continues to grow. While the rest of the world has considered EVs to be a viable option for quite some time, South Africa is finally waking to the electric reality on our doorstep. However, one question some consumers have is whether or not EV models are more expensive to charge. The answer is no, and this article will explain why an Audi e-tron electric vehicle is cheaper to run than a similar petrol option, as long as you don’t have load shedding of course.
One of the most popular electric vehicles on the market today is the Audi RS e-tron GT. An electric sportscar with a wide range of capabilities, this is a car that will impress any driver lucky enough to get behind the wheel. Owners of this vehicle receive an immense amount of value, including a complimentary home charger that charges the car in about 13 hours. While fully charging an Audi RS e-tron GT does take time, the massive savings in cost are well worth it.
According to an assessment done by BusinessLIVE, charging the Audi RS e-tron GT at home is R2.20 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). At a public charger, this goes up to R4.70 per kWh on AC and R5.88 per kWh on DC. All in all, it costs R250 to fully charge this electric vehicle at home. Comparing this to a similar petrol-powered Audi, we can see that EVs are more than viable when it comes to charging costs. In 2022, filling up an Audi RS6 Avant would leave you paying R1 647. This figure is reasonable when you consider the size of the engine but it pales in comparison to the charging costs of the Audi RS e-tron GT.
Impressed with this dynamic electric vehicle? So are we. To learn more about our captivating e-tron range, we encourage you to get in touch with us very soon.