Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron range, battery & charging
With a range of up to 324 miles, the Q4 Sportback e-tron can cover more miles on a charge than many of its rivals; rapid charging is standard, too
|Model||Range||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|35 e-tron||217 miles||8hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||30mins (10-80%, 100kW)|
|40 e-tron||324 miles||11hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||34mins (10-80%, 125kW)|
|50 e-tron quattro||309 miles||11hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||34mins (10-80%, 125kW)|
Thanks to its sweeping roofline, the Sportback version of the Q4 e-tron will cover a few more miles on a charge than its more conventionally styled sister car. It features two battery sizes: 52kWh in the 35 e-tron and 77kWh in the 40 e-tron and 50 e-tron quattro. The entry-level model is capable of charging at up to 100kW, while the larger-battery models boost that to 125kW – if you can find a fast enough public rapid charging point.
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron range
The entry-level Q4 Sportback 35 e-tron will cover a claimed 217 miles on a charge, but the mid-range 40 e-tron version we drove is likely to be the most popular, as its larger battery boosts claimed range to 324 miles. The range-topping all-wheel-drive 50 e-tron quattro reduces that figure to 309 miles, because of its more powerful dual-motor setup. All of these range figures represent best-case scenarios in test conditions, and can be hard to match in real-world driving. They also vary slightly depending on what trim level you choose.
The 35 e-tron is capable of 100kW rapid charging from a fast enough public charging point, which will get the battery to 80% capacity from near-empty in about half an hour. It'll also charge at up to 7.2kW from a wallbox unit – that means eight-and-a-half hours to fully replenish the battery at home.
The 40 e-tron and 50 e-tron quattro are both capable of charging at up to 125kW from public points, and can also charge at up to 11kW from a three-phase domestic charger. However, if your home doesn't have three-phase electricity (most UK properties don't), it'll take around 11-and-a-half hours to fill their 77kWh battery.
While those charging figures are close to those of rivals like the Mercedes EQA and BMW iX3, the Tesla Model Y can recharge at up to 250kW from one of the brand’s Superchargers, while the Hyundai Ioniq 5 can charge at up to 220kW.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe sleeker-looking Sportback variant of the Q4 e-tron electric SUV is just as practical, efficient and good to drive as its sister car – but has a heftier price tag
- 2Range, battery & charging - currently readingWith a range of up to 324 miles, the Q4 Sportback e-tron can cover more miles on a charge than many of its rivals; rapid charging is standard, too
- 3Running costs & insuranceWith rock-bottom running costs and a 1% Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) rate, Audi’s electric coupe-SUV will appeal to both private buyers and company-car drivers, although insurance could be pricey
- 4Performance, motor & driveWhile it offers similar performance to a Tesla Model 3 or Ford Mustang Mach-E, Audi’s coupe-SUV is more about comfortable everyday driving than thrilling engagement
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Sportback’s cabin is what sets it apart from the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV that share its underpinnings, allowing Audi to justify a higher price tag
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityAudi has made sure the Sportback version of its entry-level electric SUV doesn’t force customers to compromise when it comes to practicality
- 7Reliability & safety ratingAudi’s electric coupe-SUV has a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP, but the German brand’s performance in the 2021 Driver Power consumer survey leaves a lot to be desired