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Audi is electrifying Munich airport with its 'Charge & Fly' initiative.

Complimentary parking and charging at Munch airport while your take to the skies.

29 October, 2019

The Audi meteorite building operates as an electric charging station at Munich Airport

At the start of the year, a meteorite hit Munch airport, and the effects of that phenomenon are still being felt by travellers today. The Audi meteorite installation was erected to herald in thew arrival of the Audi e-tron and to give travellers and visitors to the airport the chance to experience both the all-electric SUV and the brand’s electric ethos all at once.

That installation is no longer in the airport’s central piazza, but remains in the Munich airport precinct where it now operates as an electric charging station. This is central to the brand’s latest innovative at Munich airport, where drivers of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles (regardless of make) can recharge their electric car or plug-in hybrid vehicle with green power while they are away, and park their vehicles for free. 

Called ‘Charge & Fly’, the initiative will run until the end of the year (December 20). Owners of electric vehicles simply book their required dates online at the Audi charge and fly site. Then on the appointed day, they drop off their vehicle at the Audi Meteorite situated at der Wartungsallee 4, 85356 Munich Airport, before being shuttled to their departure gate in an Audi e-tron.

While they’re away, their vehicle is charged using green power, thanks to the photovoltaic system that adorns the Audi Brand Experience Centre at the airport and provides the power to the meteorite building. Two second-life batteries, sponsored by the AUDI AG Technical Development division, store surplus power from the photovoltaic facade making them ideally suited to charging the batteries of electric vehicles in the meteorite.

When customers return to Munich, they can take up the offer of an exclusive test drive accompanied by an Audi expert or they can visit a dealer at a later point in time to test-drive the model at their own convenience.
The Charge & Fly campaign and the e-tron meteorite, designed as a public e-charging station, represent a further building block in the holistic ecosystem that Audi operates at Munich Airport. This year, one of the world's largest charging parks with 70 AC charging points (22kW) and six DC charging points (150kW) was also put into operation, bringing the idea of seamless e-mobility in the real world another step closer.

While customers are away, their vehicle is charged using green power, thanks to the photovoltaic system that adorns the Audi Brand Experience Centre