Audi Technical Development boss Dr Ulrich Hackenberg has revealed the Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro will be offered with an inductive charging system.

Audi Technical Development boss Dr Ulrich Hackenberg has revealed the Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro will be offered with an inductive charging system.

Designed to ease the recharging process, the system will apparently consist of a base plate that owners simply park on top off.  Hackenberg was coy on specifics but confirmed “Our system will start with 3.6 kW of charging and it will go to 7.2 kW soon, and there are ideas to go higher.”

Unfortunately, the system won't come cheap as Hackenberg says each charger will cost the company more than €1,000 ($1,060) and retail pricing will depend on the volume and demand.

In related news, the Hackenberg said Audi is working on a self parking system which will enable the car to be perfectly aligned with the induction charging plate.  There's no word on when the system will arrive but Audi recently previewed the technology at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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