Audi Q4 e-tron range, battery & charging
The choice of 52 or 77kWh battery depends on what powertrain you select; range is up to 316 miles and rapid charging is standard
|Model||Range||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|35 e-tron||195-208 miles||7hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.2kW)||38mins (5-80%, 100kW)|
|40 e-tron||294-316 miles||11hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||29mins (5-80%, 135kW)|
|50 e-tron quattro||279-294 miles||11hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||36mins (5-80%, 135kW)|
While there's a choice of two battery sizes for the Q4 e-tron (52 or 77kWh), which one you get depends on which powertrain you select. The same is true of the car's charging speed, with the entry-level model capable of up to 100kW, while higher-spec versions can recharge at 135kW if you can find a fast enough charger.
Audi Q4 e-tron range
The entry-level Q4 35 e-tron has a 52kWh battery and is capable of covering up to 208 miles on a charge. More expensive trim levels have slightly lower maximum ranges due to their larger wheels; for example, the Edition 1 is claimed to be capable of 202 miles at most.
The larger 77kWh battery in the Q4 40 e-tron gives it a maximum range of 316 miles, but again, higher trim levels have ranges as low as 294 miles. The top-of-the-range Q4 50 e-tron quattro also features the larger 77kWh battery and has a maximum range of 294 miles.
When we tested the Q4 40 e-tron, it indicated only around 270 miles of range on a full charge (compared to the official number of 316 miles) and its efficiency on our test drive indicated that was an entirely realistic estimate. While it’s not particularly close to its official figure, the accurate range estimate should remove any range anxiety.
The entry-level Q4 35 e-tron is capable of 100kW rapid charging from public points, as well as charging at up to 7.2kW from a home wallbox. According to Audi, it'll take around seven and a half hours to recharge the smaller 52kWh battery in the 35 e-tron model from a domestic charger.
The Q4 40 e-tron and Q4 50 e-tron quattro are both capable of charging at up to 135kW (before March 2022 it was 125kW) and can also charge at up to 11kW from a three-phase domestic charger. However, if you use a regular 7.4kW home wallbox, it'll take you 11-and-a-half hours to top up the 77kWh battery to full capacity.
When it comes to rapid charging, Audi claims you’ll be able to recharge all models from 5-80% capacity in under 40 minutes if you find a public charger capable of supplying power fast enough. The mid-range 40 e-tron is the quickest to charge to 80%, taking 29 minutes. Or if you’re in a hurry, you can add 80 miles of range by spending just 10 minutes plugged in.
In This Review
- 1VerdictAudi’s latest electric car shares a platform with the VW ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV, but superior interior quality, technology and comfort put it a step above; it's worth paying extra for
- 2Range, battery & charging - currently readingThe choice of 52 or 77kWh battery depends on what powertrain you select; range is up to 316 miles and rapid charging is standard
- 3Running costs & insuranceWhile the Q4 e-tron comes with a three-year warranty and only has a 2% Benefit-in-Kind tax rate, the higher-spec models sit in some fairly lofty insurance groups
- 4Performance, motor & driveIt may not match the Tesla Model 3's performance, but the Q4 e-tron is pacy and handles well; ride quality is also excellent
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThere’s lot of choice when it comes to Q4 e-tron trim levels and options, but all models come with a slick infotainment system and the German brand’s excellent Virtual Cockpit
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityWith boot capacity on par with an Audi Q5, the Q4 e-tron offers plenty of space for families and features an airy, open cabin – one of the benefits of sitting on a dedicated electric-car platform
- 7Reliability and safety ratingThe Q4 e-tron has a five-star crash safety rating from Euro NCAP, but Audi as a brand hasn't tended to top satisfaction surveys of late