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Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron review: range, battery & charging

With a range of up to 328 miles, the Q4 Sportback e-tron can cover more miles on a charge than many of its rivals; rapid charging is standard, too

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

ModelRangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
35 e-tron217 miles8hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)30mins (10-80%, 100kW)
40 e-tron328 miles11hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)34mins (10-80%, 125kW)
50 e-tron quattro318 miles11hrs 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. All models feature a 77kWh battery – a smaller, 52kWh model was discontinued shortly after launch – and come as standard with 135kW charging capability.

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron range

The entry-level Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron is likely to be the most popular model in the lineup and boasts a range of up to 328 miles from its 77kWh battery – six more miles than the equivalent Q4 e-tron SUV. During our time with the car, we returned around 250 miles while driving a relatively fast route, meaning there should be ample range available for most buyers.

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Upgrading to the dual-motor 50 e-tron model cuts the estimated range slightly to 318 miles; overall, buyers can expect around 250 miles of range in combined town and motorway driving for both models.

Charge time

Audi updated the Q4 e-tron in 2022, increasing the maximum DC charging speed from 125kW to 135kW. This means if you plug into a compatible public ultra-rapid charger, a 5-80% charge will take just 36 minutes. The Q4 e-tron is also compatible with three-phase 11kW AC charging; 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 the Q4’s 77kWh battery.

While those charging figures are close to those of rivals like the Mercedes EQA and BMW iX1, the Tesla Model Y can recharge at up to 250kW from one of the brand’s Superchargers, while the Genesis GV60 can charge at up to 239kW.

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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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