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

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Range, battery & charging rating

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ModelRangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
35 e-tron217 miles8hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)30mins (10-80%, 100kW)
40 e-tron324 miles11hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)34mins (10-80%, 125kW)
50 e-tron quattro309 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. 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.

Charge time

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.

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