Audi e-tron range, battery and charging

The e-tron boasts competitive range and rapid-charging capability – although the latter can't currently be used much in the UK

The Audi e-tron's 248-mile independently tested range is impressive, if not outright class leading; the Jaguar I-Pace recorded 292 miles under the same procedure. Like the Jaguar, it can charge rapidly at 150kW, but a dearth of such stations in the UK right now means you're restricted to slower 50kW charging, which should top up the battery to 80% in about 90 minutes.

Audi e-tron range

The Audi e-tron returned a range of 248 miles in independent WLTP testing, which is designed to be reflective of real-world driving. That compares to a WLTP range of 292 miles for the Jaguar I-Pace.

We'd expect something around 220 miles to be achievable on a regular basis in the e-tron, depending on your exact style of driving and the type of roads you frequent.

Charge time

The Audi e-tron has the potential to charge very quickly indeed, as it's capable of taking power from 150kW charger. That'll take the battery to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes. The problem is, 150kW chargers are currently few and far between in the UK, so you'll have to rely on 50kW units while out and about for the time being. That means a top-up time more like 90 minutes.

You can also charge the e-tron at home, of course, with 11kW charging standard and 22kW charging available as an option, although your house will need to have three-phase power to make use of the fastest domestic charging speed. Working in conjunction with an energy provider's 'smart meter', charging can be scheduled for when electricity is at its cheapest.

Battery warranty

Like Jaguar, Audi guarantees its electric vehicles' batteries for eight years or 100,000 miles – whichever comes first. That's on top of the standard manufacturer warranty of three years/60,000 miles, which covers the rest of the car.