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News 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron Expands EPA Range with Larger Battery Capacity

2024 Audi Q8 e-tron Expands EPA Range with Larger Battery Capacity

The 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron achieves an extended range through its increased 114 kWh battery capacity.


  • The 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron achieves an extended range with a larger 114 kWh battery capacity.

  • EPA ratings confirm significant range improvements over the outgoing model.

  • The Q8 e-tron’s enhanced efficiency is attributed to its aerodynamic design and larger battery pack.


Audi’s newest 2024 release, the 2024 Q8 e-tron, has been officially listed on the EPA’s website, showcasing improvements in range and efficiency over its predecessor. The significant range enhancement of the 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron is attributed to its larger battery capacity. The new battery pack holds 114 kilowatt-hours of energy, with 106 kWh being usable.

2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron | Photo: Audi

This marks a considerable increase from the previous e-tron’s approximately 95 kWh capacity, signifying a substantial 20% growth in total capacity. This expansion is the key driver behind the notable enhancement in the EV’s overall range.

2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron | Photo: Audi

According to the EPA’s ratings, the Audi Q8 e-tron achieves an EPA Combined range of up to 480 kilometers in a specific configuration featuring 19-inch wheels. The range details for various Q8 e-tron configurations are as follows:

– Q8 e-tron quattro (20-inch): 456 kilometers (up 98 kilometers or 26%)

– Q8 e-tron Sportback (Ultra pack, 19-inch): 480 kilometers

– Q8 e-tron Sportback (20-inch): 474 kilometers (up 114 kilometers or 32%)

2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron | Photo: Audi

Audi’s introduction of performance-oriented SQ8 e-tron and SQ8 Sportback e-tron versions further diversifies the lineup, although these models are awaiting EPA ratings. Audi had anticipated around 405 kilometers of range for both SQ8 versions.

Comparing the 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron’s energy efficiency to the 2023 Audi e-tron, the improvements are noteworthy but relatively moderate (81 MPGe vs 79 MPGe). The new model showcases a slightly higher efficiency, with a modest percentage increase in overall efficiency.

2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron | Photo: Audi

Particularly notable is the Sportback version’s efficiency, which sees an approximately 10% improvement (86 MPGe vs 78 MPGe). It’s worth mentioning that this evaluation pertains to a comparison between the 19-inch Ultra configuration and the standard 20-inch e-tron, as data for the 20-inch Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback’s efficiency is presently unavailable.

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The energy consumption of the Audi Q8 e-tron, including charging losses, is estimated at 81 MPGe, roughly translating to 416 watt-hours per mile. The Sportback version stands out for its improved efficiency, particularly at higher speeds, due to its sleeker aerodynamic design.

2024 Audi SQ8 e-tron | Photo: Audi

With a larger 114-kWh battery, the 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron can handle faster charging speeds, accepting up to 170 kilowatts of power during fast charging sessions. This enables the vehicle to recharge from 10% to 80% state-of-charge in just 31 minutes, representing a notable improvement over the previous 95-kWh battery’s charging capabilities within a similar time frame.

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