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Audi renewable electricity, charging station installation, and charging location designs

; Date: September 18, 2018

Tags: Audi » Electric Cars » Electric Car Charging

With the newly unveiled Audi E-Tron, Audi is showing off several EV charging connections. In a deal with Arcadia Power, E-Tron buyers can make a deal to buy renewable energy via a Community Solar program. In a deal with Amazon, E-Tron buyers can have charging stations installed by Amazon Home Services. Finally, Audi showed a concept charging facility design in San Francisco.

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AUDI AND ARCADIA POWER PARTNER TO ALLOW E-TRON BUYERS TO SUPPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • First partnership between Arcadia Power and an automaker to support the production of renewable energy, which can help offset electric vehicle charging
  • Collaboration offers e-tron owners opportunity to invest in renewable power and save on at-home energy costs
  • Customers can learn more and sign up at (www.audiusa.com) https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-e-tron

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 17, 2018 – Audi of America, Inc. announces a partnership with Arcadia Power, a nationwide digital utility service, to allow owners of Audi’s first all-electric vehicle—the e-tron—to support renewable energy production, and to help offset at-home charging and other electricity consumption. The collaboration coincides with the world premiere of the e-tron and the opening of the company’s reservation system for U.S. customers.

Through the partnership, U.S. e-tron customers who receive energy bills from their local utilities can offset their home electricity consumption by supporting renewable energy sources like wind and solar. To get started, customers can visit (www.arcadiapower.com) www.arcadiapower.com/audi, connect their electricity bill to Arcadia Power, and select a renewable energy project to support.

With Arcadia Power, e-tron owners can invest in renewable energy without the added costs of a rooftop solar installation. Any owner—no matter if they rent or own their home or apartment—can subscribe to a remote solar project by signing up for Arcadia Power’s nationwide Community Solar program. Subscribers then receive savings on their monthly electricity costs, depending on the project’s energy production.

"We believe Audi e-tron owners are conscientious about how they’re contributing to our collective future,” said Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America. “Wherever they live, Audi is proud to help provide a solution that lets e-tron owners invest in and support renewable energy.”

By signing up, interested Audi owners can join a community of more than 175,000 renters and homeowners in 50 states who are supporting renewable energy.

The Audi e-tron is the first all-electric, fastest-charging vehicle being introduced by the Audi brand. It is a spacious five-seater, electric mid-sized SUV that is very well-equipped for premium buyers to go electric today. The Audi e-tron boasts an innovative battery design engineered for repeatable performance and longevity with safety in mind, accompanied by the highest levels of infotainment and driver assistance systems. A complete ecosystem to charge at home and on the road delivers the confidence customers deserve to go electric today.

The e-tron is expected to be delivered to U.S. showrooms in the second quarter of 2019. The e-tron will be the first of three battery-electric vehicles that Audi plans to debut by 2020, as the company anticipates that one in every three of its U.S. customers will buy an electric vehicle by 2025.

For e-tron specifications, visit: (www.audiusa.com) https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-e-tron.

To reserve your e-tron, visit: (www.audiusa.com) www.audiusa.com/reserve.

ABOUT AUDI OF AMERICA

Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands, delivering about 1.878 million vehicles globally in 2017. In the U.S., Audi of America sold nearly 227,000 vehicles in 2017 and broke company sales records for the eighth straight year. Visit (audiusa.com) audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

AUDI AND AMAZON TEAM UP TO PREPARE HOMES NATION-WIDE FOR LAUNCH OF AUDI E-TRON

  • First collaboration between Amazon Home Services and an automaker to deliver a turn-key solution for in-home charging
  • Backed by Amazon‘s "Happiness Guarantee"
  • U.S. e-tron reservations at (www.audiusa.com) www.audiusa.com/reserve

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 17, 2018 – U.S. Audi e-tron buyers can soon ready their homes for the new all-electric SUV. In a first collaboration of its kind, Audi and Amazon Home Services are teaming up to make home EV charging as easy as ordering the millions of others items and services available on (amazon.com) Amazon.com.

“When Audi does electric, we do it by bringing our customers the utmost in convenience and premium experience,” said Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America. “In addition to our customers being able to reserve their e-tron online, we’re proud to work with a similarly customer-centric company like Amazon to make in-home charging simple and convenient for e-tron buyers.”

Amazon Home Services will offer Audi e-tron buyers a fully digital experience where they can conveniently learn about EV home charging installation and equipment, view upfront pricing for electrical services, schedule an electrician to install an EV charger, and read helpful reviews from other Amazon customers. Amazon’s Happiness Guarantee backs all home charging installation services, so customers know it will be done to their satisfaction.

The Audi e-tron is expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms the second quarter of 2019. This turn-key solution offered through Amazon Home Services will be available in advance at (www.amazon.com) www.amazon.com/audicharging for e-tron owners to ready their homes.

The Audi e-tron is the first all-electric, fastest-charging vehicle being introduced by the Audi brand. It is a spacious five-seater, electric mid-sized SUV that is very well-equipped for premium buyers to go electric today. The Audi e-tron boasts an innovative battery design engineered for repeatable performance and longevity with safety in mind, accompanied by the highest levels of infotainment and driver assistance systems. A complete EV ecosystem delivers the confidence customers deserve to go electric today.

The e-tron will be the first of three battery-electric vehicles that Audi plans to debut by 2020, with nearly 30 percent of its customers in the U.S. anticipated to go electric by 2025.

For e-tron specifications, visit: (www.audiusa.com) https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-e-tron.

To reserve your e-tron, visit: (www.audiusa.com) www.audiusa.com/reserve.

AUDI ENVISIONS A CHARGING STATION FOR THE ELECTRIC ERA, CELEBRATING THE NEW ALL-ELECTRIC AUDI E-TRON IN SAN FRANCISCO

  • ‘Charging Station Unleashed,' a four-day experience near San Francisco’s Embarcadero, will display the all-new Audi e-tron, the championship Formula E racecar and PB 18 all-electric concept car
  • Visitors can place reservations for the all-new Audi e-tron on-site
  • Audi to offer complimentary electric vehicle charging using level 2 chargers supplied by Electrify America, along with electric-inspired exhibits, and chef-designed menu of reimagined fare

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 18, 2018 – On Monday, Sept. 17, in San Francisco, Audi unveiled the fully electric Audi e-tron, a five-passenger SUV aimed at the heart of the premium market. Now, Bay Area residents can be among the first to check out the all-new e-tron at a four-day experience called ‘Charging Station Unleashed,’ located near the Embarcadero at 90 Broadway, San Francisco.

‘Charging Station Unleashed'

In celebration of the global launch of the e-tron, Audi has reinvented the charging station for the electric era. Visitors to this interactive pop-up experience will have a glimpse into the future of electric mobility and be the first in America to see the 2019 e-tron in person and place their reservations. Other electric Audi vehicles on display include the championship winning Formula E racecar and the 764-horsepower, PB18 concept car, which debuted at Monterey Car Week in August (on display until Sept. 20).

“The heart of the experience is a modern take on what a charging station could look like in the near future – a place where drivers of electric vehicles can refuel themselves while their vehicle recharges,” said Loren Angelo, vice president of Marketing, Audi of America.

The experience will also offer complimentary charging from Audi for current electric car owners with chargers supplied by Electrify America. Electrify America is investing $2 billion to create a nationwide network of highway, and community ultra-fast DC fast chargers, as well as Level 2 stations at workplace and multi-unit dwellings. These efforts are designed to take electric further than it’s ever gone before, and enable millions of American to discover the benefits of electric driving.

Interactive exhibits:

Interactive experiences will be on-site for consumers to see, touch and taste what the future of design and innovation can be in a future where ‘Electric has gone Audi,’ including:

  • A kinetic energy capture installation that showcases how electric power could come from anywhere in the future, even human movement. The activation will showcase the power humans generate walking, hopping, or dancing across the energy capture floors. The positive energy will then animate a wall installation in real time.
  • LED swings, nodding to the role the e-tron has in ushering in an era where technology, design and mobility are designed to combine to create a more thrilling experience.
  • An innovative menu of reimagined “electric provisions” curated by James Beard award-winning Chef Stuart Brioza and Chef Nicole Krasinski from State Bird Provisions.
  • The entire experience will run on social currency. Visitors won’t pay for anything in cash. Rather, they’ll receive special LED bracelets that let them access the station’s amenities when they share posts about the experience on social media.

On-site reservations for the Audi e-tron SUV. This is the first time the e-tron will be available for consumers to see and experience the new vehicle, review product specifications, stats and options, and place a reservation right on-site with a fully refundable $1,000 reservation fee ahead of delivery in mid-2019.

‘Charging Station Unleashed' Dates: Sept. 19 – Sept. 22 Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Location: 90 Broadway, San Francisco Social: #etron @audi

Reserve the all-new Audi e-tron

The fully electric Audi e-tron is a five-passenger SUV aimed at the heart of the premium market. With progressive design, advanced electric and digital technology, the driving dynamics and build quality that customers expect of a premium vehicle, the e-tron lets consumers go electric without compromise. The e-tron is expected to be delivered to showrooms in Q2 of 2019. The e-tron will be the first of three battery-electric vehicles that Audi plans to debut by 2020, with nearly 1 in 3 of its customers in the U.S. anticipated to go electric by 2025.

To reserve an Audi e-tron online with a fully refundable $1,000 reservation fee, please visit: (audiusa.com) audiusa.com/reserve. This new Audi reservation system is part of how Audi of America will create a digital ecosystem for Audi owners to confidently go electric. After customers place a reservation, they will be able to track their reservation online and with their local dealer.

For more information on the Audi e-tron, please visit: (audiusa.com) audiusa.com/models/audi-e-tron

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