We are looking forward to seeing the new flagship Audi Q8 hit the UK’s roads early next year.
Due to go on sale mid-November, with first deliveries due April 2023, Audi have mastered further elegant design on their already stunning EV line up. A fresh new exterior particularly at the front plus an updated brand design, give this EV a strong understated presence, coupled with more battery capacity and higher charging performance (343 miles range). The new Q8 is definitely an electric vehicle worth being excited about.
Since the introduction of the Audi e-tron around four years ago and sales of 150,000 units, Audi has been following a systematic electric roadmap. Its electric portfolio now comprises eight models. By 2026, it will have more than 20. At that point, Audi will only be releasing fully electric models on the global market. “With our corporate strategy ‘Vorsprung 2030’, we’ve set a fixed date for our withdrawal from combustion engines and clearly decided that Audi will be a fully electric brand within 11 years,” said Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “The new Audi Q8 e-tron, with its improved efficiency and range and refined design, is another important component in our electric portfolio to get people excited about electromobility with emotional models that are suitable for everyday use.”
Audi Board Member for Technical Development Oliver Hoffmann also focused on the customer benefits enhanced by these refinements. “In the new Q8 e-tron, we were able to significantly increase both battery capacity and charging performance. This allowed us to achieve an optimal balance between energy density and charging capacity, as well as to increase efficiency,” Hoffmann said. “On top of that, we improved the motors, progressive steering, and chassis control systems – and thus the dynamic driving characteristics that are typical of Audi in all versions of the Q8 e-tron.”
By renaming this model the Q8, Audi is making a clear statement that the Audi Q8 e-tron is the flagship model among its electric SUVs and Coupe SUVs. The Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron are immediately identifiable as fully electric models, marked out by the new front and rear designs that carry Audi’s electric design language forward. As a prestigious electric SUV model from Audi, the Q8 e-tron ushers in the new corporate identity with a two-dimensional design of the four rings on the exterior and the model lettering with an Audi logo on the B-pillar is also a new feature.
At Andersen, we appreciate the attention and craft that goes into such design attributes. The Andersen A2 makes a perfect Audi EV home charger solution with its beautiful aesthetic which compliments any type of luxury home. Core to the Andersen A2 design is the customisation possibilities which allows homeowners the choice of over 90 different combinations.
For properties which have the ability to deliver greater electrical power outputs, the A2 is also available with a 22 kwh option which allows faster charge times. The innovation of the Andersen A2 is also the ability to integrate with solar panels providing even more sustainable charging options. This makes it a perfect partner for owners of cars such as the new Audi Q8 where fast charging capabilities make electric vehicle ownership even more convenient.
With the rapid growth in electric vehicle sales, especially in the premium and luxury sectors, the home charger marketplace has evolved at pace. The Andersen EV solutions are based around the principles of design aesthetics, innovation, and pinnacle engineering. We believe that the luxury EV home charger marketplace demands beautiful solutions. Our products work with any type of property, from old, listed buildings to modern Grand Design homes. The Andersen A2 provides the choice of blending into the surroundings or standing out from the crowd.
The choice of optional charging rates (7 kwh standard), longer tethered charging cable solutions, and smartphone app integration, makes the Andersen EV one of the best EV home charger solutions available. It is time spent on refining something to perfection from design all the way through to engineering, considering every single technological advancement there can be to create the most unique, luxurious customer experience.
We look forward to seeing the new Audi Q8 in the coming months and we invite any e-tron customers to give us a call and discover our range of premium EV home charger solutions.