Audi chauffeurs celebs to BAFTAs in electric cars

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Jodie Whittaker & Mandip Gill arrive in an Audi e-tron at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards. Image: Antony Jones for Audi UK

Audi celebrated a big moment at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards last night (Sunday 12 May 2019). On a night commemorating the very best in British TV talent, some of the big names were chauffeured to the red carpet in the first all-electric car from Audi – the e-tron.

Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose), Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), Ruth Wilson (Mrs Wilson) and James Norton (McMafia) were among the talent to step out of an Audi e-tron and electrify the red carpet at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

It was the first time Audi has included the zero-local emissions model within its chauffeuring fleet. The Audi e-tron, which has just touched down in the UK, is the first of 20 electrified models planned for the Audi line-up by 2025. Audi claims the car can reach an 80% battery charge in as little as 30 minutes. 

Sophie Hunter & Benedict Cumberbatch arrive in an Audi e-tron.  Image: Antony Jones for Audi UK
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