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||193-208 miles||7hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.2kW)||38mins (5-80%, 100kW)|
|40 e-tron||294-316 miles||11hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||38mins (5-80%, 125kW)|
|50 e-tron quattro||279-294 miles||11hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||38mins (5-80%, 125kW)|
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 125kW 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 Vorsprung is claimed to be capable of 193 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.
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 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 38 minutes if you find a public charger capable of supplying power fast enough. 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 1% 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