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Audi e-tron GT: range, battery & charging

Despite its poor efficiency, ultra-rapid charging helps the e-tron GT earn its 'Grand Tourer' billing

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

3.5 out of 5

ModelRangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
e-tron GT quattro305 miles13hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)21mins (10-80%, 270kW)
RS e-tron GT298 miles13hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)21mins (10-80%, 270kW)

A large battery and up-to-date charging technology mean big road trips are easily achievable in the Audi e-tron GT, with the caveat that its range will probably drop quite a bit if driven hard. Also, charging stations that allow you to take full advantage of its maximum replenishment rate are few and far between in the UK right now.

Audi e-tron GT range

Whether you choose the e-tron GT quattro or RS e-tron GT, you get the same 93kWh battery, with an 85kWh useable capacity. Translated to driving range on a single charge, that works out at up to 305 miles for the e-tron GT quattro or 298 miles for the more powerful RS e-tron GT. This is far less than what is possible in a Tesla Model S or Lucid Air, but is on-par with the Audi’s Porsche Taycan sibling.

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During our time with the e-tron GT, we managed to return around 2.5 miles per kilowatt-hour, making Audi’s flagship far from the most efficient EV out there. This translates to a range of around 234 miles but allowances must be made for the cold weather and our rather ‘energetic’ driving. A warmer climate and lighter right foot should help the Audi get closer to its claimed figure.

Charge time

Like its Porsche Taycan sister model, the Audi e-tron GT incorporates the latest 800-volt charging capability, which means a maximum recharge rate of 270kW. At that speed, the battery can be topped up from 10 to 80% capacity in a shade more than 20 minutes – although there are only a handful of charging stations in the UK capable of delivering power that quickly.

More commonly found 100 or 150kW units will do the same job in 30-40 minutes. Ultimately, the excellent Tesla Supercharger network (which Audi e-tron GT drivers can’t yet use in its entirety) still gives the Tesla Model S the upper hand here when it comes to everyday usability.

One trump card the e-tron GT does have up its sleeve, however, is Audi's EV charging service. This gives you access to lower rates on thousands of EV chargers across the UK, with a paid subscription lowering rates even further – ideal if you plan to use public rapid chargers frequently.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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