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Audi Q4 e-tron to deliver "more than 450kms" in range


The next step in Audi's electrification plan has been revealed, with the Audi Q4 e-tron concept officially unveiled in Geneva overnight.

And with a production date scheduled for 2020, it's likely what we're looking at today isn't too far from the finished product.

That can only be good news, with the specs for the Q4 e-tron all looking very positive. Audi is promising its EV SUV will be able to travel more than 450kms on a single charge.

Those numbers would mean a trip from Sydney to Melbourne would require a single charging stop on the way, with the big Audi about on-par with the distance claims from Jaguar and its I-Pace. Audi says the Q4 e-tron can be recharged to 80-per-cent capacity in around 30 minutes.

Built on the brand's modular electrification platform (MEB), the Q4 e-tron measures 4.59-metres in length, 1.9-metres in width and 1.61-metres in height, and it rides on a 2.77-metre wheelbase.

An 82 kWh battery feeds two electric motors, one at each axle. The rear motor, which is mostly used alone to increase efficiency, will produce 150kW and 310Nm, while the motor at the front axle can add 75kW and 150Nm. All up, a combined 225kW can be sent to all four wheels; enough, Audi says, to clip 100km/h in 6.3 seconds - though testing that claim too often won't be good news for the Q4's range.

When it hits the production line next year (though an Australian launch would be much later), the Q4 e-tron will be Audi's fifth EV, with its first - the original e-tron - due to arrive here in the second half of this year.

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