10 June 2021
Your Audi e-tron will come with a personal charging base which you can choose to install at home or at work. But for days when you’re out and about, here are our recommendations of places to visit while getting in a bit of charge into your Audi e-tron.
Under average personal use, your Audi e-tron can last you a full week before you need to charge it again — depending on your Audi e-tron model, you can clock in around 300 to 436 km in a single charge. And with your personal charging base there’s zero opportunity cost as this eliminates trips to filling stations like you would with a car with an internal combustion engine. Your Audi e-tron also has both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) charging ports allowing you more options when looking for charging points around the island. More specifically, the Audi e-tron 50 gives 11k W for AC and 120 kW for DC and the Audi e-tron 55 has 11 kW and 150 kW respectively.
There are currently around 1,600 charging points by various service providers in Singapore such as Charge+, SP Group, Greenlots, and Shell Recharge. The good news is, in line with the government’s push for electric vehicles (EVs), more charging points will gradually be added across the country with a goal of hitting 60,000 by 2030. In the meantime, there are several apps that can help you locate the nearest available charging points such as the SP Utilities app and PlugShare, which is currently the largest EV driver community that crowdsources charging locations globally. Through the app, you’ll have access to locations, and user reviews and pictures of the charging stations submitted by fellow EV drivers.
Aside from its obvious perks, having an EV can also come in handy when you’re looking to score a lot in a crowded car park — dedicated EV lots in car parks are often available and usually located near lift lobbies for that added convenience. Here are our picks of places where you can give your Audi e-tron added juice while you seize the day.
Funan mall is home to a diverse mix of tenants and you can find almost anything and everything in here. While you’re there shopping for your next new tech gadget, why not give the iconic Brompton folding bikes a go? Brompton Junction is located just beside the mall’s indoor cycling path and allows customers to take their folding bikes for a quick spin to help them get a better feel before purchasing. For more retail therapy, drop by Love, Bonito’s largest physical store and shop to your heart’s content in their very Instagram-worthy branch.
Funan 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
The EV car park lots at Funan are provided by Greenlots and located at Basement 3 (four lots) and Basement 4 (four lots) near Lift Lobby A.
Did you know that the 73-storey hotel at the Raffles City complex was once the world’s tallest hotel when it was built in 1986? These days, the Swissôtel The Stamford stands as the 27th tallest hotel in the world. Mall-wise, the Raffles City Shopping Centre has stood the test of time and remains one of Singapore’s popular malls. It’s also where you can find Raffles City Market Place, a premium supermarket that stocks a wide variety of international and premium-grade ingredients you won’t find in regular grocery stores. Up for some relaxing self-care? The mall has a number of spas like the SK-II Boutique Spa where you can kick back and go for one of their rejuvenating treatments that use products from the beloved SK-II line.
Raffles City Shopping Centre 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103 The EV car park lot at Raffles City is provided by Greenlots and located at Basement 2 (one lot) opposite Lift Lobby A.
Photo credit: GWC Commercial Pte. Ltd. Co
The 24-year-old mall is drawing crowds again after its 2020 renovation which saw even more retail, dining and lifestyle tenants taking residence there. Pop by Hooga, a local home décor store inspired by ‘hygge’ or the Danish art of cosiness to shop for home items that will help you achieve your dream Scandinavian interior concept. Or treat yourself to ultimate comfort while you catch the latest flicks at GV Grand Cineplex’s luxurious Gold Class and Grand Seats. The Gold Class lounge is also open for all-day dining if you want to catch a quick bite before your movie.
Great World 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
The EV car park lots at Great World is provided by SP Group and located at Basement 3 (fours lots) near Pillar 20.
Singapore may be a small island but it is home to 44 restaurants featured in the Singapore Michelin Star list. Among them is Saint Pierre, a pioneer in the country’s fine dining scene. This two-Michelin starred restaurant is helmed by chef-owner Emmanuel Stroobant, and their current premises at One Fullerton is the perfect setting if you’re looking for an unforgettable culinary experience and breathtaking views of Marina Bay. Saint Pierre is known for giving modern French fare an Asian flair and is a strong supporter of using organic, wholesome and fresh produce.
One Fullerton 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
The EV car park lot at One Fullerton is provided by Greenlots and located at Basement 2 (one lot).
Liat Tower’s EV car park lot is right next to LingZhi Vegetarian restaurant by the Tung Lok Group — perfect if you’re up for a gourmet vegetarian meal. But if you’re more of a burger fan, you can get your burger fix and charge your Audi e-tron at the same time when you visit Shake Shack. The Liat Tower outlet offers exclusive menu items such as the Hand-Shaken and Sparkling Lemonades and cold brews by Common Man Coffee. You can also park at Shaw Centre across the road and give yourself a luxurious French fine-dining experience at multi-award winning Les Amis Restaurant. In the same building, you’ll find other delectable restaurants under the Les Amis group such as Bistro Du Vin, La Strada, La Tapería, Tenjin, and Tarte by Cheryl Koh.
Liat Tower 541 Orchard Road, Singapore 238881
The EV car park lots at Liat Tower are provided by SP Group and located at Level 5 (fours lots) next to LingZhi Vegetarian restaurant.
Shaw CentreShaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
The EV car park lots at Shaw Centre are provided by SP Group and located at Level 8 (four lots).
Since it seems like international travel for leisure won’t be resuming in the near future, the next best thing to getting a taste of it is through dining. Park at The Heeren then take a short walk to Ngee Ann City to treat yourself to a hearty meal at Imperial Treasure Fine Shanghai Cuisine. Here, you can feast on Shanghainese favourites like fried crab on glutinous rice and braised pork belly in brown sauce with steamed buns. But if you’d prefer something a little closer to home, the East Ocean Teochew Restaurant is a great option if you’re looking for comfort Teochew Cantonese cuisine and dim sum.
The Heeren 260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855
The EV car park lot at The Heeren is provided by Greenlots and located at Basement 2 (one lot) beside the Lift Lobby.
Not only is the ArtScience Museum an architectural marvel designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, it is also a great place to spend an enriching weekend with the family. The museum is home to the permanent exhibition “Future World: Where Art Meets Science”, which features immersive and interactive installations that marries the world of art, science and magic, sure to delight both the young and the young at heart. The museum hosts various touring exhibitions which change every few months so check their website to keep updated on the latest installations.
Marina Bay Sands 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
The EV car park lots at Marina Bay Sands are provided by Greenlots and located at North B3, Section 63D (two lots).
Photo credit: Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd
There’s plenty to do at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) especially if you’re looking for activities that the whole family can enjoy. There are numerous attractions within RWS such as Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, and the Trick Eye Museum. There are also several hotels if you’re planning a weekend staycation. While you’re out having fun, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your Audi e-tron is safely charging at one of RWS’ EV charging lots, ready for you when it’s time to head home from your Sentosa island adventures.
Resorts World Sentosa 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
The EV car park lots at Resorts World Sentosa are provided by SP Group and located at B1 West car park, B1 East car park and B2 VIP car park.
Photo credit: Sentosa Golf Club
The next time you visit Sentosa Golf Club’s award-winning course, don’t forget to look for the EV lots so you can give your Audi e-tron a quick battery boost while you hit the green. Sentosa Golf Club is the first golf club in Singapore and Southeast Asia to install EV charging stations for their members. Aside from the EV stations, the club is also taking other steps to be more sustainable and has already reduced their use of single use plastics and introduced water conservation measures.
Sentosa Golf Club 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099892
The EV car park lots at Sentosa Golf Club are located at the Club’s car park (five lots).
>At time of print, all food and beverage establishments in Singapore are open for take-aways and deliveries only to control the spread of COVID-19. Other establishments must also observe precautions and social distancing restrictions set by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to ensure the safety of everyone. We recommend checking official government websites or calling these establishments ahead of time for the latest updates.>