A long range is one of the key requirements that customers have of an electric vehicle. But just as important is the following question, especially when going on vacation or on long-distance business trips: How quickly can the high-voltage battery be recharged?
We all know that acceleration says much more about the driving experience of a vehicle than the possible maximum speed, hence the charging curve for fast charging is more important than the maximum charging power.
The Audi Q8 e-tron scores particularly well in this field: its charging curve is unique in the competitive environment. It remains at a high level – even when charging passes 80 percent, the charging power will still be high.
The high-voltage battery system of the new Audi Q8 e-tron operates at a nominal voltage of 396 volts. In the Audi SQ8 e-tron, for example, the battery has a storage capacity of 106 kWh (net) or 114 kWh (gross).
Because a higher battery capacity enables more charging power, the Audi SQ8 e-tron achieves a maximum charging power of up to 170 kW at the CCS (Combined Charging System) fast charger.
During a charging stop, the vehicle can thus be charged from 10 to 80 percent in approximately 31 minutes. And it takes just ten minutes at a High Power Charging (HPC) station for the Audi SQ8 e-tron to reach a range of up to 104 kilometres. These values determined according to WLTP apply equally to the Audi SQ8 e-tron SUV and Sportback.