Audi e-tron Electric Cars: The Complete Guide for India

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Overview


Audi AG, a Bavaria (Germany) based luxury automotive manufacturer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, the Germany automotive group. Volkswagen AG is one of the leading automotive companies in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry. Volkswagen has committed to an investment up to Euro 30 billion by 2023. It aims to sell 3 million electric vehicles by 2025 and launch up to 70 new EV models over the next 10 years.

With the launch of its electric vehicle ID. Family, VW is fast cementing a dominant position is to become the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer by 2028, with the automotive behemoth planning to manufacturer 22 million electric vehicles.  The Audi all-electric e-tron portfolio includes:


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The Audi Q4 e-tron Electric SUV


The Audi Q4 e-tron electric compact crossover SUV is also based on the Volkswagen MEB bespoke EV platform (the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 uses the same platform). Production of the Q4 electric SUV commenced in March 2021 and the production Q4 e-tron version was unveiled in April 2021. However, the Q4 e-tron was first shown as a concept vehicle in 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show. The Q4 e-tron is available in the SUV and Sportback body styles.

The electric Q4 SUV is perfect for families seeking a luxury emission-free electric vehicle (EV) that is both, practical for everyday commutes and also for longer day or weekend trips. The three rear seats have ample headroom and can comfortably fit three adults. The boot is a decent size (520 litre) and perfect for school and weekend gear! The interior quality is high and the driving experience is simply refined!

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The All-Electric Audi Q4 e-tron SUV (credit: Audi)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Engine:Electric
Available In India:No

Trims (3 Options)
Sport: 35 e-tron/ 40 e-tron/ 50 e-tron
S line: 35 e-tron/ 40 e-tron/ 50 e-tron
Edition 1: 35 e-tron/ 40 e-tron/ 50 e-tron

PROSCONS
A high quality EV and good electric performanceCheaper pure electric SUV are available
Interior quality and space goodOptions increase purchase price significantly
Good looks125 kW DC charging and 11 kW AC charging not standard on all variants

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (55 kWh and 82 kWh)
Charging:Up to 125 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 7.2kW and 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Q4 35 e-tron
EV Battery Capacity:55 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):208 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):18.1
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 7.2kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:9 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):125
Max Power (PS):170
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,890
Colours:8

Q4 40 e-tron
EV Battery Capacity:82 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):316 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):18.3
Charging:125 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:8.5 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):150
Max Power (PS):204
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,050
Colours:8

The All-Electric Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron


The Audi Q4 e-tron electric compact crossover SUV is also based on the Volkswagen MEB bespoke EV platform (the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 uses the same platform). Production of the Q4 electric SUV commenced in March 2021 and the production Q4 e-tron version was unveiled in April 2021. However, the Q4 e-tron was first shown as a concept vehicle in 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show. The Q4 e-tron is available in the SUV and Sportback body styles.

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The All-Electric Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron (credit: Audi)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Engine:Electric (35 e-tron)
Available In India:No

Trims (4 Options)
Sport
S line
Edition 1
Vorsprung

PROSCONS
A high quality EV and good electric performanceCheaper pure electric SUV are available
Interior quality and space goodOptions increase purchase price significantly
Good looks and trendyThe electric range on the smaller battery is limited

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (55 kWh and 82 kWh). Currently on the 55 kWh option is available in the UK
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 7.2 kW
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Q4 Sportback 35 e-tron
EV Battery Capacity:55 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):198 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):17.1
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 7.2kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:9 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):125
Max Power (PS):170
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,895
Colours:8

The Audi e-tron Electric SUV


The Audi e-tron SUV was unveiled as a concept car in 2015 (quattro concept), at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The e-tron battery-electric vehicle (BEV) is the first mass-market zero-emission pure electric vehicle from the German automotive manufacturer. The EV was delivered in 2019.

The e-tron SUV is a luxurious and spacious EV, perfect for families needing ample interior space and practicality without compromising on comfort! The rear seats are comfortable with excellent legroom and headroom. The electric vehicle (EV) is a smooth drive and well suited for weekend getaways and day trips with the family. The EV has a ‘familiar and conventional’ design, helpful for those consumers keen on ‘familiarity’ when migrating to zero-emission electric driving.

The e-tron SUV is available in two EV battery sizes: 71 kWh and 95 kWh, with WLTP ranges of 194 miles and 249 miles respectively. Though an 11kW on-board charger comes as standard, only the 55 quattro variant is capable of DC charging up to 150 kW. The 50 quattro variant can charge up to only 120 kW.

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The All-Electric Audi e-tron SUV (credit: Audi)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Engine:Electric
Available In India:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
50 quattro
55 quattro

PROSCONS
Ample interior space for large families and luggageCheaper pure electric SUV are available
Interior quality high and luxuriousEV range not as good as some rivals
Familiar and conventional exterior designElectric performance not as good as competitors

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (71 kWh and 95 kWh)
Charging:Up to 150 kW Rapid Charging. On-board charger: 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

e-tron 50 quattro
EV Battery Capacity:71 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):194 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):23.6
Charging:120 kW DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:118 mph
0-62 mph:6.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):230
Max Power (PS):313
Torque (Nm):540
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,370
Colours:8

e-tron 55 quattro
EV Battery Capacity:95 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):249 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):25.4
Charging:150 kW DC Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:124 mph
0-62 mph:6.6 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):300
Max Power (PS):408
Torque (Nm):664
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,520
Colours:8

The All-Electric Audi e-tron Sportback Hatchback


The key difference between the e-tron e-SUV and the e-hatchback is the sloping roof at the rear of the electric vehicle (EV). The length and width are the same between the two EVs, however, the e-tron Sportback has a slightly lower height. The all-electric e-tron Sportback is more suitable for consumers seeking a more sporty styling, while the e-tron SUV is more appropriate for consumers keen on interior space and practicality. The rear headroom in the e-tron Sportback is less than the Audi e-tron SUV.

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The All-Electric Audi e-tron Sportback (credit: Audi)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Engine:Electric
Available In India:Yes

Trim (1 Option)
55 quattro

PROSCONS
A high quality EV and good electric performanceCheaper pure electric cars are available
Interior quality highOptions increase purchase price significantly
Good looks (sporty styling)Limited headroom for rear seats

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (71 kWh and 95 kWh)
Charging:Up to 150 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

e-tron Sportback 50 quattro
EV Battery Capacity:71 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):199 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):24.0
Charging:120 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:118 mph
0-62 mph:6.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):230
Max Power (PS):313
Torque (Nm):540
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,445
Colours:8

e-tron Sportback 55 quattro
EV Battery Capacity:95 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):257 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):24.8
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:124 mph
0-62 mph:6.6 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):300
Max Power (PS):408
Torque (Nm):664
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,520
Colours:8

The Audi e-tron S Electric SUV


The e-tron S SUV is a luxurious and spacious EV, perfect for families needing ample interior space and practicality without compromising on comfort! The rear seats are comfortable with excellent legroom and headroom. The electric vehicle (EV) is a smooth drive and well suited for weekend getaways and day trips with the family.

The e-tron S SUV is more powerful than the e-tron SUV. The e-tron S SUV achieves 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds (503 PS/ 973 Nm torque), while the e-tron SUV achieve 0-62 mph in 6.8 seconds (313 PS/ 540 Nm torque). The e-tron S SUV is well suited for those keen on higher performance and exterior styling.


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The All-Electric Audi e-tron S SUV (credit: Audi)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Engine:Electric
Available In India:No

Trim (1 Option)
e-tron S

PROSCONS
Ample interior space for large families and luggageAn expensive e-SUV. Cheaper options available
Interior quality high and luxuriousEV range not as good as some rivals
High electric performanceSignificantly more expensive than standard level e-tron

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (95 kWh)
Charging:Up to 150 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

e-tron S quattro
EV Battery Capacity:95 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):222 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):27.4
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:130 mph
0-62 mph:4.5 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):370
Max Power (PS):503
Torque (Nm):973
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,620
Colours:7

The All-Electric Audi e-tron S Sportback


The e-tron S Sportback is a luxurious EV that does not compromise on comfort! The electric vehicle (EV) is a smooth drive and well suited for weekend getaways and day trips with the family. The e-tron S Sportback is more powerful than the e-tron Sportback. The e-tron S Sportback achieves 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds (503 PS/ 973 Nm torque), while the e-tron Sportback achieve 0-62 mph in 6.6 seconds (408 PS/ 664 Nm torque). The e-tron S Sportback is well suited for those keen on higher performance and exterior styling.

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The All-Electric Audi e-tron S Sportback (credit: Audi)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Engine:Electric
Available In India:No

Trim (1 Option)
e-tron S Sportback

PROSCONS
Good looks and exterior stylingAn expensive EV. Cheaper options available
Interior quality high and luxuriousEV range not as good as some rivals
High electric performanceLimited headroom for rear seats

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (95 kWh)
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

e-tron S quattro
EV Battery Capacity:95 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):224 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):27.8
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:130 mph
0-62 mph:4.5 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):370
Max Power (PS):503
Torque (Nm):973
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,620
Colours:7

The All-Electric Audi e-tron GT Saloon


The Audi e-tron GT concept electric vehicle (EV) was shown in 2018 in Los Angeles. Images of the production model were released in late 2020. The EV shares a lot in common with the all-electric Porsche Taycan (Porsche is also owned by the Volkswagen Group). The Audi e-tron GT pure electric saloon is manufactured in Germany. The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) has been on sale on since March 2021.

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The All-Electric Audi e-tron GT (credit: Audi)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Saloon
Engine:Electric
Available In India:No

Trims (2 Options)
e-tron GT quattro
e-tron GT Vorsprung quattro

PROSCONS
Excellent electric performanceExpensive. Cheaper EV saloons available in the market
Good interior quality and specificationsLimited rear-view visibility and rear headroom
Compelling exterior design and stylingRange inferior to Tesla

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (93.4 kWh)
Charging:270 kW DC Rapid Charging. On board charger: 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

e-tron GT
EV Battery Capacity:93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):296 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):20.7
Charging:270 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:152 mph
0-62 mph:4.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):390 (with boost)
Max Power (PS):530 (with boost)
Torque (Nm):640
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight (kg):2,347
Colours:8

The All-Electric Audi RS e-tron GT Saloon


The Audi e-tron GT concept electric vehicle (EV) was shown in 2018 in Los Angeles. Images of the production model were released in late 2020. The EV shares a lot in common with the all-electric Porsche Taycan (Porsche is also owned by the Volkswagen Group). The Audi RS e-tron GT pure electric saloon is manufactured in Germany. The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) has been on sale on since March 2021. The RS e-tron GT is a more sporty version of the e-tron GT.

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The All-Electric Audi RS e-tron GT (credit: Audi)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Saloon
Engine:Electric
Available In India:No

Trims (3 Options)
RS e-tron GT
RS e-tron GT Carbon Black
RS e-tron GT Carbon Vorsprung

PROSCONS
Excellent electric performanceExpensive. Cheaper EV saloons available in the market
Good interior quality and specificationsLimited rear-view visibility and rear headroom
Compelling exterior design and stylingRange inferior to Tesla

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (93.4 kWh)
Charging:270 kW DC Rapid Charging. On board charger: 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

RS e-tron GT
EV Battery Capacity:93.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):283 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):21.5
Charging:270 kW DC Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:155 mph
0-62 mph:3.3 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):475 (with boost)
Max Power (PS):646 (with boost)
Torque (Nm):830
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:4
Unladen Weight (kg):2,276
Colours:8


Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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