Audi e-tron GT saloon - MPG, running costs & CO2
Buy an Audi e-tron GT and you’ll get all the advantages of electric propulsion, despite the performance
It goes without saying that the e-tron GT's status as an all-electric car comes with a host of benefits. There's VED (road tax) exemption for a start; the extra £355 in tax you'd pay for five years on cars costing £40,000 or more is waived for electric cars. If you can charge at home, you’ll slash your fuel bills versus a comparable petrol car too.
But perhaps the biggest benefactors will be business drivers; while a car with the e-tron GT's performance would usually cost a small fortune in monthly Benefit-in-Kind bills, its EV powertrain means it qualifies for the cheapest band.
The Audi has a 93.4kWh battery (85kWh of which is usable), giving it a 296-298-mile official range for the GT, or 283 miles in the RS e-tron GT. This hardware is shared with the Porsche Taycan, where it gives a virtually identical range of up to 301 miles, but it's some way off the range of the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus, which can manage up to 412 miles.
During our drive in the lower-powered e-tron GT, we managed around 2.7-2.8 miles per kilowatt-hour, which translates to a real-world range of around 240 miles. If you regularly use all that performance, however, you can expect that figure to drop dramatically.
The ability to travel that far on a single charge should be good enough for most drivers, however, and it’s the e-tron’s charging speeds that grab more headlines than the predicted range. Plug in at a fast enough charging point and the e-tron GT can go from 5-80% in just 23 minutes, helping make longer journeys feasible.