The EPA has officially revealed the driving range for the 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron. However, it’s only for the 50 Quattro version, which has two electric motors making 295 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque combined. At 241 miles, that’s 8 miles less than the mechanically similar Volkswagen ID.4 AWD. Opting for the Pro S trim on the Vee Dub drops its range down to 240 miles.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge are the closest competitors to the 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron 50 Quattro. At 402 hp and 486 lb-ft, the two Swedes are significantly more powerful but they have less driving range at 223 miles for the XC40 and an estimated 225 miles for the C40. Mercedes’ EQB, a seven-seat, all-electric iteration of the GLB-Class will be competing against the Q4 but its boxy shape could result in it having less range.
Genesis’ upcoming GV60 is another competitor to the Q4 e-tron and in single-motor guise, it generates 225 hp and 258 lb-ft. Dual motor versions are rated at 314 hp and 446 lb-ft. The GV60 also has a performance variant that’s good for 430 hp and 446 lb-ft and features a Boost mode that bumps output up to 483 hp and 516 lb-ft for 10 seconds. Single-motor variants of the GV60 will likely be rated closer to 300 miles per charge while the dual-motor and performance models could come in around the same as the Q4 e-tron 50 Quattro. The only battery offered in the GV60 is a 77.4-kWh unit.
Built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB architecture, the Q4 e-tron will be the least expensive battery-electric vehicle in Audi’s lineup. The base Q4 e-tron 40 uses a single electric motor with 201 hp and a starting price of $44,995. If you’re looking for more power, the dual-motor Q4 e-tron 50 Quattro will cost you a cool $50,995 for the standard crossover. The swoopy Q4 e-tron Sportback, which is offered only in 50 Quattro guise, starts at $53,795 or $2,800 more than the more practical model. EPA range ratings haven’t been announced for the Q4 e-tron 40 but based on what we’re seeing, expect that to be rated at around 250 to 260 miles per charge.
The Q4 e-tron can DC charge its 82-kWh battery at peak rates of 125 kW, which is similar to the Volkswagen ID.4. This means it can go from 10 to 80 percent in around 30 to 40 minutes. On a level 2 AC charger, the crossover has a peak charging speed of 11 kW. Both the Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge have higher peak rates when DC charging at 150 kW. The Genesis GV60, another competitor to the Q4 e-tron will likely be the quickest to charge thanks to its 400/800-volt architecture. That allows the GV60 to DC charge at rates of over 250 kW, allowing it to go from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes.
When it goes on sale next year, the 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron variants will be among the more affordable electric crossovers in the luxury segment. It will also qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit plus all local and state incentives.