Body Structure/EV Battery Enclosure
The new 2023 Audi Q8 e-tron has an integrated crash structure within the enclosure of the lithium-ion battery. The rocker panels are also engineered to help protect the HV battery.
The battery housing has sophisticated, strong crash structures that include a frame of cast aluminum nodes and extruded sections and an aluminum plate 3.5 millimeters (0.1 in) thick to protect against damage from accidents or curbs. The battery system weighs around 700 kilograms (1,543.2 lb) and is bolted to the body structure of the Audi e-tron at 35 points.