In-depth reviews

Audi e-tron GT review: range, battery & charging

With an official range approaching 300 miles and very fast charging speeds, the e-tron GT can live up to its 'Grand Tourer' billing

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.0 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.

During our time with the e-tron GT, we managed to achieve a range of roughly 230 miles with mixed low and high-speed driving – even in cold conditions. Of course, driving either version of the e-tron GT like the sporty cars they are will see your range readout plummet, with Audi’s figures representing the best-case scenario.

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.

Most Popular

Vauxhall Frontera to arrive as Crossland EV replacement
Vauxhall Frontera spies - front

Vauxhall Frontera to arrive as Crossland EV replacement

The Vauxhall Mokka Electric will soon be joined by a chunkier, yet cheaper sibling that’s set to revive a classic nameplate
26 Sep 2023
New electric cars coming in 2023 and beyond
Polestars under cover

New electric cars coming in 2023 and beyond

With electric cars making up an ever-increasing proportion of sales, the industry is working flat out to launch new models – here's what's on the way …
19 Sep 2023
Formula E-inspired Nissan Concept 20-23 previews hot electric Micra
Nissan Concept 20-23 - front

Formula E-inspired Nissan Concept 20-23 previews hot electric Micra

Nissan’s latest concept car comes in the form of a high-performance version of its upcoming city EV
25 Sep 2023