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Audi e-tron GT: running costs & insurance

The Audi e-tron GT is expensive to buy and insure, but other expenses should be lower than the equivalent petrol four-door sports car

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating rating

3.5 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService intervalAnnual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
503yrs/60,000 miles2yrs/20,000 milesFrom £347/£694

The majority of electric cars are much cheaper to run than comparable combustion-engined models, but when you get to expensive premium cars like the e-tron GT, insurance can be pretty expensive and private buyers need to factor in depreciation rates, too. Nonetheless, generally ultra-low running costs are one of the huge upsides to choosing electric over petrol or diesel power at this end of the market.

Audi e-tron GT insurance group

No matter which version of the e-tron GT you pick, your premium will be calculated based on the highest of the insurance industry's 50 vehicle groupings. This is hardly surprising when you consider the e-tron GT is such an expensive, advanced and high-performance car, and it's the one area where costs are likely to match or exceed those for an equivalent combustion-engined model.

Warranty

The e-tron GT is covered by the same standard manufacturer warranty as all of Audi's petrol and diesel-engined models; this lasts for three years or 60,000 miles – whichever comes sooner. Additionally, the e-tron GT's battery is guaranteed against its performance degrading for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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Like all Audi models, this can be extended – for a price. As of the time of writing, extending the e-tron GT’s manufacturer warranty to four years and 75,000 miles will set you back an additional £700, while doing so further to five years and 90,000 miles will cost £1,800.

Servicing

The Audi e-tron GT – like all electric models from the brand – must be serviced after the first year or 10,000 miles (whichever comes soonest) to check the state of the car. Thereafter, owners must get their e-tron GT serviced every two years or 20,000 miles. Servicing costs should be lower than other high-end Audis too, thanks to the e-tron GT having fewer moving parts. 

Road tax

Like all pure-electric cars, the Audi e-tron is liable for zero road tax (VED) until August 2025. Those lucky enough to be considering the e-tron GT for a company car will only be liable for the lowest 2% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rate, making the sporty Audi saloon surprisingly frugal to run in that regard. It’s also exempt from London’s Congestion Charge, as well as the ULEZ Charge if you’re planning to venture in and out of the capital.

Depreciation

The Audi e-tron GT is rather expensive, so you’d hope it’d have the same strong residuals as other premium German cars. Unfortunately, we’d avoid the e-tron GT if you aren’t prepared to lose tens of thousands of pounds in depreciation, with Audi’s flagship only projected to hold onto anything between 40-45% of its value over the first three years and 36,000 miles of ownership.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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