The 2022 Audi E-Tron GT will be going on sale in the United States this summer in three flavors: the base $99,900 Premium Plus, the midrange $107,100 Premium Plus, and the flagship $139,900 RS. That’s before the $7,500 federal income tax credit, and to sweeten the deal, the Four Rings are throwing in three years’ worth of complimentary DC fast-charging.
Regardless of trim level, all 2022 Audi E-Tron GTs will benefit from three years of free charging through Electrify America, enabling owners to “fill up” the battery at a charging speed of up to 270 kW. That translates to around 180 miles of range in approximately 22 minutes by using one of the 800 charging stations with 3,500 chargers that will be available in the US by the end of this year.
Using the Electrify America network means E-Tron GT customers will take advantage of the electric sedan’s maximum charging speed. Audi claims its version of the Porsche Taycan is among the quickest-charging EVs in the world when it comes to charging from 5% to 80%. The Ingolstadt-based marque is also making it easier to charge the car at home by offering a NEMA 14-50 power outlet upgrade or Electrify America’s HomeStation.
The first option uses the E-Tron GT’s standard 9.6 kW AC capsule charger and has plugs for both a standard 120-volt household outlet (1.2 kW) and a quicker 240-volt NEMA 14-50 outlet (9.6 kW). The second option benefits from Wi-Fi connectivity and provides a charging power of 9.6 kW. In both cases, the home charger installation is provided by Qmerit.
As a refresher, the 2022 Audi E-Tron GT relies on a 93.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and features a dual-motor setup to enable Quattro AWD. With the battery fully charged, the base model has a range of 238 miles while the RS can cover 232 miles before running out of juice.
The lesser ones make do with 469 horsepower (350 kilowatts) and 464 pound-feet (630 Newton-meters), while the range-topping RS ups the power ante to 590 hp (440 kW) and 612 lb-ft (830 Nm). Turn on overboost and the horsepower count temporarily increases to 637 hp in the case of the RS.
The E-Tron GT joins the E-Tron / E-Tron Sportback SUVs in Audi of America’s electric lineup, which will further grow before the end of 2021 with the arrival of the Q4 E-Tron and Q4 Sportback E-Tron.