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Audi Q4 e-tron SUV - Range, charging & running costs

Top-spec versions have an official range of more than 300 miles

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Range, charging & running costs Rating

4.5 out of 5

Audi has created a hierarchy in the Q4 e-tron range, so, depending on which version you go for, the car's range and charging speed will be affected. A range of up to 316 miles in the most efficient version is competitive and should suffice for most buyers but the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model 3 can go further. 

Audi Q4 e-tron MPG & CO2

The Q4 35 e-tron is the most affordable version but it has the smaller 52kWh battery, which is around the same capacity as the one in the Peugeot e-2008. This can provide up to 208 miles between charges but this drops to 193 miles for the Vorsprung trim with bigger wheels and lots of kit. Charging is possible at up to 100kW using public rapid charging, while a 7.2kW home wallbox can recharge it in around 7.5 hours. 

With a 77kWh battery, the Q4 40 e-tron can hit 317 miles, but this drops to 294 miles for the most luxurious trims and for the Q4 50 e-tron with its four-wheel drive. During our testing, the Q4 40 e-tron showed around 270 miles of range from a full charge, which appeared realistic given the efficiency figures of our drive. These versions can now charge at up to 135kW, up from 125kW for cars built until March 2022, while home charging is also possible at up to 11kW using a three-phase domestic charger. A 7.4kW home wallbox will take 11.5 hours to fully charge the Q4 e-tron, so even with very little range left you can wake up with a full battery.

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Charging at 135kW will top up the battery from 5-80% in 29 minutes for the 40 e-tron and 36 minutes for the 50 e-tron. Cars that can accept the slightly lower charging rate (125kW) will take 38 minutes, regardless of the model you pick. A 10-minute top-up can add around 80 miles of range. 

Like other electric models, the Q4 e-tron benefits from VED (road tax) exemption, along with a very low Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) liability for company-car drivers. The Audi will also be exempt from the London Congestion Charge until 2025, with large potential savings for those who commute in the city.

Insurance groups

Spanning from groups 25 to 39, the Q4 e-tron could prove quite expensive to insure. It's also likely to cost more to cover than its Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV sister cars because of the Audi badge, higher price and extra equipment. Groupings aren't likely to come as a surprise to anyone switching from an Audi Q3, however, because petrol and diesel versions are in similar bands.

Warranty

The standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty from Audi isn't especially generous but the battery does get a longer eight year/100,000 mile warranty for extra reassurance. It's similar cover to Volkswagen, Skoda and Ford but Hyundai, Kia and Toyota offer longer no-cost cover.

Servicing

Unlike many petrol and diesel cars, the Q4 e-tron only requires servicing every two years instead of annually. Buyers can pick between Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 servicing plans, with the most affordable costing around £400 and providing a service, plus pollen filter and brake fluid change. Costing just under £800, Level 2 doubles the offering of Level 1, while Level 3 costs just under £900 and includes two MoT tests in years three and four of ownership.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    125kW 35 55.52kWh Sport 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £41,825

Most Economical

  • Name
    150kW 40 82.77kWh Sport 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £46,065

Fastest

  • Name
    220kW 50 Quattro 82.77kWh Sport 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £52,445

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