2022 Audi Q4 e-tron; Why are Flooded EVs Catching Fire? | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #382

2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron; Why Are Flooded Evs Catching Fire? | Talking Cars With Consumer Reports #382 1

The all-new Q4 e-tron is Audi's third EV model, and we share our first impressions of its driving characteristics, tech-heavy interior, whether the 240 miles range will be enough for most drivers, and how it compares to the Tesla Model Y, Genesis GV60, and Ford Mustang Mach-E. We also share some important tips to avoid buying a car that has been in a flood. Go to for ratings and reviews.

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00:00 – Introduction
00:15 – First Impressions: 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron Quattro
16:07 – Question: Is it dangerous to own an electric car in a flood prone area?

Audi Electrifies Its Compact SUV Lineup with the Q4 E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron Sportback

Which EVs Qualify for the New Electric Vehicle Tax Credit? It’s Complicated.

Electric Cars and Plug-In Hybrids That Qualify for Tax Credits Under the Inflation Reduction Act

What to Do If Your Car Is Damaged in a Storm

Beware a Flood of Flooded Cars

Why Flooded-Out Cars Are Likely Total Losses

Guide to Car Safety

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11 Comments on "2022 Audi Q4 e-tron; Why are Flooded EVs Catching Fire? | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #382"

  1. I would like to see a more definitive description up front and personal comments after. I’ve had a subscription to Consumers Reports for decades. Objective measures are more important than subjective while personal comments are less valuable.

    • Kevin Buckley | October 21, 2022 at 3:23 PM |

      Well that’s what the website and magazine is for. This show is the reviewers opinions

    • Christopher Willoughby | October 21, 2022 at 4:11 PM |

      While all the data is important, I think the format of this podcast and video allows for a more subjective personal review of topics talked about. If you just want the info, read the magazine.

  2. Ken Greenberg | October 21, 2022 at 3:29 PM |

    Mediocre range for the price.

  3. Bruce Solomon | October 21, 2022 at 3:48 PM |

    Some electric vehicles have their battery packs installed in a sealed chamber. Not all do.

  4. Pete Galindez | October 21, 2022 at 5:06 PM |

    Good stuff guys…wish they made more of the Q4s…it’s as good size for me. Loved my 2017 Q7, but don’t need that size anymore. As for the volume button location, I never understand car critiques with that…your hands should be on the wheel, not reaching down to control the volume. It’s there for the passenger. You guys always complain about other cars (Tesla) requiring you to always use the touch screen for stuff, so now you have a car with controls on the steering wheel and you are seeking something off of the wheel? Really? As for range, the rated 241 is more than plenty. I’ve owned two Teslas long range batteries and never needed anything near that much. Currently own a Kia Niro EV with a 240 estimated range, and I don’t even charge it to full, using it only for commuting and local errands. I usually charge it to 180 and go days between charges…no issues. If you are going to go long range, the Q4 has a fairly quick charge rate, so you can get away with it. If you need it for constant long distances, not the car for you.

  5. Pete Galindez | October 21, 2022 at 5:24 PM |

    For flooded cars, another good thing is to pull up the carpet and see what the underliner looks like…

  6. So happy to see Shenhar is back

  7. David Lemieux | October 21, 2022 at 5:57 PM |

    Recently went on a road trip with my brothers (brought mom home for the final time), we actually stopped many times, not for gas but because at our age, sixties all three, our bladder and locking knees determine the range of non stop driving.
    EV are now or will really soon be more than sufficient, even on road trips.

  8. Dadsumer reviews

  9. These clowns are trying to convince people that EVs are unsafe.

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