Audi’s ultra-fast DC chargers are now live in South Africa. This follows an announcement in January about its commitment in investing in up to 150kW ultra-fast DC chargers across the country, in partnership with GridCars.

The 33 new public electric vehicle charging stations expands on the existing infrastructure, which can be used with any EV in SA as they all use a Type 2 connector. A user would just need a GridCars issued charge card to be able to access it.

The new EV charges range between 22kW AC chargers, 80kW DC chargers and four 150kW DC chargers. A quick 30 minute charge on the 150kW DC charger yields up to 340km of range, and are strategically located off highways to make long distance travel easier.

Here are their locations:

150kW DC charging stations:

  • N1 – Colesburg, Caltex, Northern Cape
  • N2 – Mosselbay, Langeberg Mall, Western Cape
  • N3 – Tugela North, Engen, Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • N4 – Riverside Mall, Mbombela, Mpumalanga

80kW DC charging stations:

  • N1 – Ventersburg, Caltex, Free State
  • N1 – Richmond, Caltex, Northern Cape
  • N2 – The Crags, Engen, Plettenburg Bay, Western Cape
  • N3 – Tugela South, Engen, Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • N4 – Alzu Petroport, Mpumalanga (Audi has upgraded the existing unit from DC 60kW to DC 80kW. GridCars has also installed a new EV charging unit at Kranskop Engen, Limpopo).

22kW AC charging stations:

Western Cape

  • Hazendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • Franschhoek Motor Museum, Franschhoek
  • Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch
  • Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • Thesen Island, Knysna
  • Graham Beck Wine Estate, Robertson
  • The Marine Hotel, Hermanus
  • The Cellars Hohenort Hotel, Constantia
  • D’Hub B&B, Cape L’Agulhas


  • Parkview Shopping Centre, Pretoria
  • Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park
  • Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Country Club
  • Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, Kempton Park
  • Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead
  • Bryanston Country Club, Johannesburg
  • Kyalami Corner, Johannesburg
  • Virgin Active Bryanston, Johannesburg


  • 84 on Main, Dullstroom
  • Hazyview Junction Shopping Centre

Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Cornubia Mall, Mt. Edgecombe
  • Selborne Hotel & Golf Club, Pennington
  • Cedar Garden B&B, Underberg

Free State

  • Protea Hotel by Marriot, Clarens

North West

  • Village Mall, Haartebeespoort Dam

Check out GridCars live online map of its charging stations here.