The battery pack can be charged in an hour and 45 minutes using a 7.4-kW wallbox. As an optional extra, it can also be fitted with a CCS plug to charge DC at a speed of 24kW, which is exceptional for a plug-in. In the worst-case scenario, charging at home at the wall socket takes about ten hours.
The eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission can be hesitant at times, but it is a good companion for the two engines. The brake pedal takes some getting used to as the transition between the electric regeneration and the actual brakes can be a bit abrupt. Sometimes you can also feel when the petrol engine kicks in, leaving the car lacking refinement in this area.
Thanks to its generous electric driving range, the A 250 e can always deliver low consumption figures. If you charge the battery consistently, as we did, it is possible to average 2.7L/100km and 10.9 kWh/100km.
As a true plug-in, it is fully deductible and the driver enjoys a very low BIK. The Limousine version costs €700 more excluding VAT than the five-door hatchback, but otherwise has exactly the same characteristics.