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Electric Vehicle Myth Busting

At Poole Audi, we aim to make the move to electric as easy as possible. For a limited time only, we have a range of impressive offers and packages including enhanced finance offers, wall box and charging support, and a discounted e-tron service plan - all aimed to help you make the switch this summer. Available between 1 August - 30 September 2023.

If you are still weighing up whether an electric car is right for you, read on to see the answers to some common questions, or follow us on social media to view our videos.

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“What if I can’t find a charger?”

There are currently more than 24,000 public chargers available across the UK, and Dorset council has forecasted that by the end of 2023, there will be around 500 public charge points, just in our local area! What’s more, buy a new Audi e-tron before the 30th of September, and you can have a home charger installed, completely free of charge. 

“Do electric cars cost a lot to charge?”

When charging at home, the average cost of a full charge for an Audi Q4 would be only £22. But, if you charge at off-peak times that could be reduced down to as little as £13. If you’d like to know exactly how much you could save by making the switch to an electric car, download the Audi EV & Me app and enter the mpg and mileage of your current car.

"Electric cars cost way more to buy!”

That’s no longer the case. With the exact same deposit, mileage, and term, a Q4 40 S line is actually £52 per month less than a Q5 45TFSI Petrol S line.* What’s more, based on driving 8,000 miles per year, the Q4 would save you an estimated £95 per month in fuel.

“Do electric vehicles take ages to charge?”

An Audi Q4 40 can be charged from 5-80% in as little as 29 minutes when using a 135kw charger. And, if you buy a new or used Audi EV by 30th September, you’ll benefit from a free Ohme home charger installation, allowing you to keep your car’s battery topped up through the night when electricity tariffs are at their lowest.

"Don’t electric cars have a really short range?”

Not anymore. Of all the new e-tron models we have available for delivery this year, the shortest range is that of our RS e-tron GT at 282 miles, all the way up to 343 miles in our Q8 e-tron Sportback.

“If I order an electric car, I’ll be waiting forever for it to arrive!”

Poole Audi currently has over 20 e-tron models physically built, deliverable this month, with a further 48 on order, due to arrive by the end of the year! All are currently available with additional ‘Make the Switch’ incentives of up to £12,750 including free home charger installation and discounted Service Plan.

“What happens when the battery needs to be changed, doesn’t it just go to landfill?”

Audi EV batteries actually come with an 8-year manufacturer’s warranty but, in the unlikely event that your car’s battery does need replacing, it can be recycled at purpose-built processing centres. 

 

To find out more, please call our team on 01202 983727 and our electric vehicle specialists will be delighted to help.

 

*Representative Finance Example for Audi Q4 e-tron 40 S line

Duration 49 months
48 payments of £574.17
Your deposit £5,000.00
Audi contribution £6,250.00
Retail cash price (inc. metallic paint) £53,875.00
Metallic paint £695.00
Acceptance fee £0.00
Optional final payment £24,235.00
Option to purchase fee £10.00
Total amount payable £61,545.16
Total amount of credit £42,625.00
Representative APR 6.90% APR
Rate of interest 6.85% fixed
Average yearly mileage 8,000
Excess mileage (per mile) 14.40p

 

Finance Example for Audi Q5 45 TFSI S line

Duration 49 months
48 payments of £627.71
Your deposit £5,000.00
Audi contribution £5,000.00
Retail cash price (inc. metallic paint) £50,765.00
Metallic paint £675.00
Acceptance fee £0.00
Optional final payment £24,353.75
Option to purchase fee £10.00
Total amount payable £62,483.83
Total amount of credit £40,765.00
Representative APR 10.70% APR
Rate of interest 10.66% fixed
Average yearly mileage 8,000
Excess mileage (per mile) 9.00p

 

At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) retain the vehicle: pay the optional final payment to own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle; or iii) replace part exchange the vehicle, finance subject to status. Available when purchased on Solutions Personal Contract Plan. Deposit contribution is available when purchased on the Solutions Personal Contract Plan. Retail Sales only. Subject to agreed annual mileage. Excess mileage applies. Offer available for vehicles ordered between 1st July 2023 and 30th September 2023. Further charges may be payable if the vehicle is returned. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Available to 18's and over. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Finance is subject to status. Accurate at the time of publication [September 2023]. Freepost Audi Finance.

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We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes Volkswagen Financial Services. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to Volkswagen Financial Services who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to be make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and Volkswagen Financial Services also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.

At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) retain the vehicle: pay the optional final payment to own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle, finance subject to status. Available when purchased on Solutions Personal Contract Plan. Deposit contribution is available when purchased on Solutions Personal Contract Plan. Retail Sales only. +Subject to agreed annual mileage. Excess mileage apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered between 3rd January and 31st March 2024. Further charges may be payable if vehicle is returned. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Available to 18's and over. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. Accurate at time of publication [2nd January 2024]. Freepost Audi Finance.

General Finance Terms and Conditions. Please note you will not own the vehicle outright until all payments are made. If you default on your finance payments, then the vehicle may be repossessed by the finance provider. You must be 18 years or older to apply for finance. Finance is not guaranteed, and any finance application is subject to a credit check and individual circumstances. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us. The finance provider will have their own Terms and Conditions, please contact them directly for further information.

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