Audi Q4 e-tron rear view, Mar 2022, via PAAudi Q4 e-tron rear view, Mar 2022, via PA

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Audi updates Q4 e-tron EV with faster charging and improved tech

  • Charging on larger battery sizes is now at 135kW
  • Optimal charging time has dropped to a possible 29 minutes
  • Largest infotainment display installed, as is Amazon Alexa

Time 8:03 am, March 4, 2022

Audi has given its electric Q4 e-tron model a range of updates.

One of the biggest is faster charging, although it can only be found on the larger battery sizes with a 76.6kWh capacity – the 40- and 50-badged models in SUV and Sportback form – which now charge at up to 135kW.

It’s particularly noticeable on the 40 models, with the optimal five to 80 per cent charge time dropping from 38 to 29 minutes, while 50 models see a reduction from 38 to 36.

The improvements are thanks to the battery’s thermal management and control systems being optimised, although there doesn’t appear to be any change in the total range.

Inside is a new 11.6-inch infotainment display, which Audi says is the largest on one of its cars. It comes as standard across the line-up.

Amazon Alexa is included as well, which lets drivers manage their calendars and shopping lists via voice activation, as well as control home smart devices.

The free myAudi app, which allows users to interact with their vehicle through their smartphone, also has new features. Pre-prepared routes can now be sent directly to the vehicle from the app.

It also plans charging stops based on current traffic and the driver’s personal consumption profile.

Motorists can set a charging target percentage as well and are sent a push notification once it’s reached.

The Q4 e-tron is the most affordable model in Audi’s electric e-tron range. Prices start at £41,825 for the SUV and £43,325 for the Sportback.

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Darren is a staff writer for Car Dealer parent company Blackball Media. He has been writing about cars for eight years and tests all the latest models on sale, with previous experience at Car Throttle and DriveTribe.

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