Audi and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

  • From March 2 to April 30, 2021, customers who purchase or lease a new 2021 Audi e-tron or e-tron Sportback may be eligible for a subscription to Arcadia to power their vehicles with renewable energy
  • Participating customers may be eligible to receive up to a $750 credit toward offsetting their utility charges when they sign up for Arcadia and pay their power bills through the platform
  • Arcadia’s technology makes it easy for anyone who pays a power bill to connect their homes with electricity from renewable sources

HERNDON, Va., March 2, 2021 – Audi of America is offering qualified customers who purchase or lease a 2021 e-tron or e-tron Sportback a subscription to Arcadia at no additional charge for up to five years. Arcadia connects renters and homeowners across the U.S. to wind and solar energy through utility data and billing technology.

Participating Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback customers may also be eligible to receive up to a $750 credit toward their electricity bill through the Arcadia platform with a subscription. The program runs from March 2 to April 30, 2021, while supplies last.

Arcadia’s technology matches home energy consumption with renewable energy sources from a variety of U.S. wind and solar projects using renewable energy certificates, all without any installation or disruptions to their utility service. The EPA provides further information on how renewable energy certificates are used to account for renewable electrcity generation and use at https://www.epa.gov/greenpower/renewable-energy-certificates-recs.

In select markets within Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, Arcadia’s platform connects qualifying customers to community solar projects in their area. These customers are allocated a portion of the energy output from their community solar projects and earn credits on their power bills as the projects generate power and add renewable energy to their local grid.

This program complements the benefits of driving an electric vehicle, with the U.S. Department of Energy reporting that electric vehicle owners do 80% of their vehicle charging at home.

Audi has previously collaborated with Arcadia in 2018 and 2020 to provide e-tron customers the opportunity to address a portion of their environmental impact as they transition to renewable energy. Based on customer polling data, 85% of e-tron customers and 90% of e-tron Sportback customers state that environmental impact is either “important” or “very important” toward purchase considerations, aligning with past and present initiatives Audi has introduced for e-tron customers.

The Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback are assembled in Brussels, Belgium, in a plant certified as carbon-neutral, according to Belgian testing company Vinçotte, with suppliers also using sustainable production processes when and where possible. Audi was among the first automotive manufacturers to publicly support and align its actions with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The company has set itself the ambitious goal of reducing vehicle-specific CO2 emissions by 30% by 2025. Audi aims to achieve net CO2 neutrality globally across the lifecycle of its vehicles by 2050.

The Audi e-tron was the first all-electric model to join the Audi lineup in the U.S., providing customers everyday usability of a true midsize, premium SUV while also being 100% electric. It was joined last year by the e-tron Sportback, which blends the utility of an SUV with a coupe-like design. Both models come with standard dual-motor power, providing up to 402 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque in boost mode, allowing them 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.5 seconds and a top track speed of 124 mph.

With among the quickest charging capability of any electric vehicle on sale today at 150 kW, both the e-tron and e-tron Sportback are capable of charging from 0-80% battery capacity in about 30 minutes using a public DC 150 kW fast charger. The 2021 e-tron and e-tron Sportback have EPA-estimated full-charge ranges of 222 and 218 miles, respectively.

For more information about AUDI AG’s carbon-neutrality efforts, click here.

For more information about Arcadia, visit https://www.arcadia.com/.

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At Audi of America, we believe the Future is Electric. Our U.S. model lineup will be 30 percent electrified, including fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, by 2025, and globally we are committed to net CO2 neutrality by 2050. In 2020, Audi sold 186,620 vehicles in the U.S., and this year, we look forward to the next chapter in our journey to reinvent premium mobility with the arrivals of the fully electric Audi e-tron GT and Audi Q4 e-tron. Learn more about who we are and how we’re working to create a more electric, innovative, and inclusive future at audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com.


Customers who purchase or lease a new, unused 2021 e-tron or 2020/2021 e-tron Sportback can receive a membership to Arcadia for up to 5 years, along with a $750 credit applied to their utility payment through Arcadia. Utility credit not available for cash. Arcadia will draw upon the utility credit until it is exhausted before billing customer for utility charges. Customer must reside in a service territory of, and receive power through a utility eligible for Arcadia’s consolidated billing capabilities to receive the promotional bill credit. Residence must also be in an area supported by Arcadia’s consolidated billing capabilities. For additional limitations and details on Arcadia, visit www.arcadia.com.

Top track speed electronically limited in U.S. Obey all speed and traffic laws.

Charging times will vary and depend on a variety of factors, including ambient temperature, charger type, battery condition, vehicle condition and others.  

2021 Audi e-tron EPA estimated total range is 222 miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

2021 Audi e-tron Sportback EPA estimated total range is 218 miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

Purchase consideration based on internal survey data of polled e-tron and e-tron Sportback owners, 2020 US MaritzCX NVCS (Oct '19 - Sep '20) Volkswagen Group of America.

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