On paper, the Audi RS e-tron GT is a good but not great EV. Its range is okay and its power and performance are great but not better than the Porsche Taycan’s or Tesla Model S Plaid’s. Really, you buy an RS e-tron GT not because it’s the best EV but because it does all the things you want a fast Audi to do; great styling, comfortable cabin, stable handling; while also being a pretty good EV. However, InsideEVs just recently put the big electric Audi to the test and, as it turns out, it’s a better EV than its on-paper specs suggest.
Audi claims a 232 mile maximum range for the Audi RS e-tron GT. Considering its power; 637 horsepower in overboost; that’s a decent range but not fantastic. However, InsideEVs was able to achieve 270 miles. That’s still below the range of most Teslas that cost half the price but it’s significantly better than the claimed figure from Audi and enough to make it a viable EV for most customers. Plus, they averaged around 3.3 miles per kWh, which is better than almost all other Audi e-tron models.
Even more impressive was the charging speed. Using an EVGo charging station capable off 350 kW charging, the Audi e-tron GT was able to use its max charging speed of 270 kW. At that rate, the Audi RS e-tron GT went from 2-80 percent SoC in just 20 minutes, which is faster than what Audi claims (22.5 minutes). That’s really fast and would allow customers to take a quick stop, go to the bathroom, grab a coffee, and get back in the car with 80 percent battery. Really impressive.
While Audi is still a bit far behind brands like Tesla and Lucid, in terms of range, the RS e-tron GT surpasses even what Audi claims, exceeding all of our expectations.