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Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Electric motors, home charging 19.3 - 20.7 mpp
Electric motors, public charging 9.7 - 10.3 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Electric motors 2.9 - 3.1 miles/kWh
  • Slippery profile for high efficiency
  • AC charging on both side of the car
  • DC adds 62 miles of range in five minutes

Audi is going for maximum efficiency here. It's super-sleek for the least air resistance at speed. Audi says that the new E-Tron GT has a drag coefficient of just 0.24Cd, which means it has one of the most aerodynamic bodies on sale today. What that means for you is that there will be low levels of wind noise at speed, and it will go longer without stopping on the motorway.

As you’d expect the standard car uses less power, consuming 18.8-19.6kWh per 100km, while the RS model claims 19.3-20.2kWh per 100km. Both the E-Tron and RS E-Tron GT have the same generously-sized 93kWh battery pack (with a usable capacity of 85kWh).

The E-Tron GT will accept the latest rapid chargers, like the Porsche Taycan. As with that car there is an AC port on both wings for convenience, and a fast DC port on the right hand side.

Alternating current charging is 11kW as standard, meaning a full charge at home will be achievable overnight, with a 22kW option available after launch. Faster direct current charging away from home flows at 270kW, good enough for an 80% charge in just 23 minutes. Or to put it another way, you'll get 62 miles of range for every five minutes of rapid charging.

You can sign up to an E-Tron Charging Service, which uses one payment card accepted by a network of chargers operated by 18 suppliers in UK and Europe.

Reliability

It's simply too early to say how reliable the Audi e-tron GT will prove, sorry. That said, it's based heavily on the Porsche Taycan and uses interior technology from across the Audi and wider VW Group range, so it won't be long before any potential gremlins are discovered.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) N/A
Insurance group 50
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