The 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron can travel almost 300 miles per charge
The wait is over for the 2024 Audi Q8 E-Tron. After debuting in 2018, the German marque is relaunching its e-tron SUV and Sportback versions for 2024.
With more effective batteries that provide a greater driving range, along with sharper aerodynamics and faster charging, the 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron and its smooth-backed twin, the Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron, are here. The upgraded 114 kWh battery is 23% larger than the previous.
The car can also charge more quickly, charging from 10 percent to 80 percent on a 170 kW DC fast charger in around 30 minutes. This is possible due to the advancements in cell technology and chemistry. Two onboard charging solutions (40 or 80 amps) are available for the Q8. Depending on whose system you have, it takes the Audi anywhere between 6.5 to 13 hours to charge to 100 percent on a Level 2 charger.
Two asynchronous electric motors at the front and rear combine for 402 horses and outputs a 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. That doesn’t make it the fastest in its class, but owners should have no problem accelerating the 6,000-pounder. The listed max speed is at 124 mph.
Now we all know the biggest selling point of the new Q8 — it’s range. The 2024 model is listed with a maximum range of 285 to 300 miles. Real-world range can be impacted by a variety of factors, including temperature, driving style, and tires, but the Q8 already has competitive figures versus a burgeoning class of SUV EVs.
Audi’s engineers also upgraded the steering and suspension in addition to the battery and electric motors. The stiffer front control-arm bushings and updated chassis control system tuning contributes to a quicker steering ratio when compared to the original.
With four trim lines, pricing of the 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron and 2024 Audi Q8 Sportback e-tron will start at $74,400, reaching up to $87,550.