The Q4 e-tron did not perform as well as the Volkswagen ID.4 in two evaluations
This is the first safety test for Audi’s new electric vehicle
The Audi Q4 e-tron recently received its first safety results and Audi’s new electric crossover did fairly well.
The Q4 e-tron received a five-star rating in Euro NCAP tests. Specifically, the Q4 e-tron received a score of 93% in the adult safety ratings, 89% for child safety, 66% for the protection of other vulnerable road users and 80% for assistance and active safety.
Despite its overall good result, the two last scores for vulnerable road users and active safety are somewhat puzzling. Especially since the Volkswagen ID.4 evaluated with the same criteria earlier received a score of 76% and 85% for the user protection tests and the active safety rating respectively.
According to the evaluators’ comments, the Q4 e-tron did not adequately protect the pelvis in collisions with pedestrians and cyclists. In addition, some active safety technologies were missing from the evaluated vehicle, which could explain the lower rating for driver assistance. Audi’s electric vehicle, however, performed well in evaluations of other in-vehicle driver assistance and collision avoidance technologies.
The Audi Q4 e-tron is Audi’s most affordable electric SUV with a starting price of $ 59,950 in Canada (pricing still not confirmed in the US). It is not eligible for Canadian incentives. It shares its platform with the Volkswagen ID.4 and offers around 400 kilometers (250 miles) of range.