Audi has confirmed that, between now and 2025, its range will be enriched with the launch of ten new electric models. One of the first to arrive will be Q6 e-tronan SUV located halfway between the current Q4 e-tron and Q8 e-tron that is currently facing its final tests in northern Europe at sub-zero temperatures.
The Q6 e-tron will be the first car from the firm with the four rings based on the EPP modular platform, developed jointly with Porsche. This architecture, which is characterized by having an 800 volt electrical systemthe A6 e-tron will also arrive next year, a saloon developed in parallel to our protagonist.
According to Audi, the PPE platform will be the next step in the electrification and digitization of its offer thanks to «its powerful and efficient electric motors, an innovative battery and charge management system, and a newly developed electronic architecture» conceived by CHARITYthe software division of the Volkswagen Group.
Like the Q4 e-tron and Q8 e-tron, the Q6 e-tron will be available with SUV bodies and sportsback. The latter will be characterized by a type profile fastback, with a more inclined rear window and a very sporty rear. This will translate into a better aerodynamic coefficient, which in turn will result in a longer range.
The Audi Q6 e-tron will debut the EPP platform
Initially, it will be available in rear-wheel drive and total (quattro) versions; In addition, it will have high-performance variants (SQ6 e-tron and RSQ6 e-tron) capable of exceeding 600 CV. It will have two battery packs, one of 95 kWh and another of 111 kWh. With the first one he will approach the 600km WLTP of autonomy, while with the second it will reach 700km WLTP.
One of the highlights of this proposal will be its ultra-fast charging system. The Audi Q6 e-tron will be able to reach 270 kW of power in direct current, going from 10 to 80% charge in just 22.5 minutes. This feature, which will also reach future electric Porsche Macan and Cayenne, will be complemented by the Plug & Charge system.
“Our Vorsprung 2030 strategy offers the right responses, even in times of multiple crises. We are completely focused on sustainability and on systematically advancing the digitization and electrification of our products.”Explain Markus DuesmanCEO of Audi.