Audi South Africa expands charging network with the addition of 150kW DC rapid public chargers in key national locations

Audi South Africa expands charging network with the addition of 150kW DC rapid public chargers in key national locations
  • In collaboration with its strategic partner Rubicon, Audi has added six 150kW DC rapid public chargers to key locations across South Africa
  • These new chargers will be located along the N1, N2 and N3 corridors within easy reach for city dwellers and those motorists travelling longer distances
  • This latest expansion marks Audi South Africa’s third wave of charging infrastructure investment since 2022, bringing the total to more than R50 million

July 2024, Johannesburg – Marking the third wave of investment into public charging infrastructure, Audi South Africa is again playing a major role in continuing to prepare South Africa for a future of widescale electric mobility. Following extensive investments in 2022 and 2023 – during which time Audi and its strategic partners GridCars and Rubicon added more than 120 DC and AC public charging points to the national grid – the brand has once again partnered with Rubicon to install six 150 kW DC ultra-fast public chargers in convenient locations nationwide. This marks the third wave of Audi South Africa’s charging network investment that brings the total spend to more than R50 million.

The six new chargers, each offering two charging points that can supply charge concurrently, are positioned in key locations along South Africa’s three main road arteries – the N1, N2 and N3 highways. These chargers will serve both commuters living nearby, as well as those motorists venturing further afield on their holidays and work trips. And users won’t have to wonder how to occupy their time while their vehicles are plugged in – a 150kW ultra-fast charger can top up an average Audi e-tron battery from 5% to 80% in 30 minutes or less. 

The location of the new 150kW ultra-fast chargers

LocationCustomer benefits
N1 – Fleurdal Mall, BloemfonteinA great stopping point while travelling out of Gauteng, or an ideal pause before tackling the final stretch between Cape Town and Johannesburg
N1 – Century City, Cape TownAn ideal location for commuters entering and exiting the Cape Town CBD
N1 – Tygervalley Shopping Centre, Cape TownA mere five minutes from the N1 and set to service the large surrounding suburbs
N2 – Galleria Mall, AmanzimtotiA convenient charging stop for regional tourism as visitors move up and down the KZN coastline
N2 – Somerset Mall, Somerset WestCaters to both Somerset West and Stellenbosch residents nearby, plus those travelling along the N2 into and out of Cape Town
N3 – The Avenues Centre, HiltonSited directly alongside the N3 and makes for an ideal stopover point between Gauteng and Durban

“This third wave of investment into the public charging network in South Africa highlights once again our commitment to electric mobility,” says Sascha Sauer, Head of Audi South Africa. “We believe EVs represent the future of our brand, both globally as well as locally, and we’re therefore playing our part in making electric mobility a convenient, straightforward reality for more and more South Africans.”

According to Rubicon’s Energy and E-mobility Director, Greg Blandford, “Rubicon is proud to have collaborated with Audi South Africa on the installation of six cutting-edge Wallbox Supernova 150kW DC chargers. These chargers feature pioneering European technology and notably, stand among the first of their kind to be installed worldwide. This marks a major achievement for both Rubicon and Audi SA.” Visit for more information on Audi’s vision for the future.  


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