Just about a year after the first e-tron all-electric SUV was introduced to the world, Audi has unveiled at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show a concept for the next product in its all-electric lineup—the Q4 e-tron. Combining the two fastest-growing trends in the automotive sector to create a battery-powered SUV, the Q4 e-tron offers a WLTP-measured range of 450 km (280 mi), a zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 6.3 s, and an impressive charging time.
Audi says that the follow-up to the original e-tron is just the beginning of a huge product offensive on the EV market. The Q4 e-tron sits on the Volkswagen Group’s now-familiar MEB modular electrification platform, for which two electric motors (each driving one of the axles) combining for 225 kW of power work together with an 82-kW·h battery. The electric motor in the rear has 150 kW and 310 N·m (229 lb·ft) of torque, while up front there is 75 kW and 150 N·m (111 lb·ft) on tap. The battery is charged with a maximum of 125 kW, enabling a 30-min charge to provide 80% of the total capacity.