In-depth reviews

Audi A7 hybrid MPG, CO2 & charging

Official figures promise low emissions and excellent fuel economy – but the A7 TFSI e's battery must be used regularly to get close to claimed numbers

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

MPG, CO2 & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

Fuel economyCO2 emissionsElectric rangeWallbox charge time
202-235mpg30-33g/km40-42 miles2hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)

Like most plug-in hybrids, the Audi A7 TFSI e’s claimed economy and emissions figures don’t paint the full picture in terms of what you can expect in the real world. For example, without regular charging, motorists can’t hope to come close to the official claims. 

You can choose between three modes. The first, Hybrid, uses sat-nav data to decide whether to run in petrol-electric or pure-electric mode. Next is EV, which solely relies on the battery for power unless there’s not enough charge or the accelerator is pressed hard enough to warrant extra assistance from the engine. Last but not least is Battery Hold, which aims to preserve the charge of the battery until you want to use it.

Audi A7 hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

Audi claims the maximum electric driving range of the A7 is up to 42 miles. Around 30 is very much achievable in the real world, assuming a mixture of normal driving conditions, including some motorways. Regularly making full use of the battery is a must if there’s any hope of approaching the A7 TFSI e’s official fuel-economy figures of 202-235mpg. Furthermore, CO2 emissions of 33g/km (at most) ensure low company-car tax.

Most Popular

Complete guide to the Gridserve (formerly Ecotricity) Electric Highway charging network
Gridserve charging hub
Your questions answered

Complete guide to the Gridserve (formerly Ecotricity) Electric Highway charging network

Need to charge your electric vehicle on the Gridserve Electric Highway network? Here's how it works, how much it costs and how to pay
29 Sep 2022
Top 10 best seven-seater electric and hybrid cars 2022
Best seven-seater electric and hybrids
Best cars

Top 10 best seven-seater electric and hybrid cars 2022

If the regular crop of electrified SUVs and family cars don’t provide enough practicality for you, then take a closer look at the range of electric an…
12 Sep 2022
Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Best electric cars 2022
Best cars

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Here, we run through our favourite new electric cars that you can buy right now in the UK…
21 Sep 2022