Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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

Electric motors, home charging 13.3 - 17.3 mpp
Electric motors, public charging 6.7 - 8.7 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 2.0 - 2.6 miles/kWh

Battery range

The lower-powered 50 model claims to reach approximately 173-191 miles on a full battery.

The quoted range for the more powerful 55 version under the WTLP measure should be in the region of 228-234 miles, with a full charge via a 150kW high-output charger taking 30 minutes - that infrastructure yet to be rolled out through Europe, but promised in the next few years.

Home charging, via a typical high voltage charger should take about 8-9 hours, the E-Tron able to manage timings, depending on house energy usage loading, the availability of any solar energy at home and reduced rate tariffs.

Of course, there is a saving on road tax, being an electric vehicle, while the E-Trons mpp figures range from 8.0-17.3mpp - the latter figure equating to roughly half of a Ford Kuga's.

Is it reliable?

Since this is the firm's first all-electric vehicle, we'd understand anyone who approached the E-Tron with a certain level of caution.

The E-Tron has had one safety recall since its 2019 launch and this related to water entering the battery pack, potentially causing a short circuit and risk of fire. If you buy a used model, make sure to check all the necessary work has been done prior to buying.

From our experience, we had one occasion where the battery failed to charge during our time of testing and leaving us stranded, despite the charging station displaying no such problems. We're yet to discover whether this was the fault of the vehicle or charging infrastructure, but while electric cars are deemed mechanically simpler, we are still discovering how these fare over time.

The E-Tron comes with a three year warranty, while the battery comes with its own specfic eight year, 100,000 mile warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0
Insurance group 49 - 50
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