Customer enquiries for the all-electric Audi e-tron have gone into overdrive following the government’s announcement that all zero-emission company cars will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax in the 2020/21 tax year.
Our extended demonstration (up to 48 hours) offer is proving particularly popular with fleet and business customers at our Bexley, Wimbledon, Coulsdon, Exeter and Oxford Audi Centres.
In addition to the 0% rate for 2020/21, zero-emission cars will incur a 1% BIK charge in 2021/22 and 2% in 2022/23.“Appropriate percentages beyond 2022-23 remain under review and will be announced at future fiscal events,” a government spokesperson said.“The Government aims to announce appropriate percentages at least two years ahead of implementation to provide certainty for employers, employees and fleet operators.”
But it’s not just because of the financial advantages that company car drivers are attracted to the e-tron.Audi’s first fully-electric production model is powerful, efficient, and practical for everyday driving.A comprehensive range of charging options for at home and on the go make electric driving convenient and effortless.Thanks to direct-current charging at high-power charging stations, the lithium-ion battery of the Audi e-tron reaches 80% of its capacity in less than half an hour.
Its two electric motors produce up to 300kW and combine with the electric all-wheel drive to deliver optimum performance on any terrain.It has a range of 248 miles in the WLTP driving cycle, and can sprint from 0 to 62mph in just 5.7 seconds.
The sporty, full-size SUV has been hailed by Autocar as “refined and relaxing enough to break new ground for the electric car, and so practical, capable and luxurious with it that very few other similarly priced SUVs, electric or otherwise, bear comparison.”
And according to Auto Express, the e-tron “excels with a fantastic blend of performance, comfort and refinement.It’s quiet, comfortable and beautifully built, while also coming laden with all the latest tech and semi-autonomous drive features.It’s practical, too, with loads of space for the family and all their luggage.”