Audi Q6 e-tron – Audi Teases with Electric Strategy

Almost ready for production, the Audi Q6 e-tron marks the start of Audi’s biggest model expansion as they look forward to introducing over 20 new models before 2025, including 10 all-electric vehicles. This new addition to Audi’s electric vehicle lineup promises to offer a blend of incredible performance, luxury, and sustainability, with a range of up to 600 km on a single charge. A first for Audi, the Q6 e-tron will be built on Volkswagen Group’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, (shared with Porsche), and is expected to compete with other luxury electric SUVs such as the Tesla Model X and the Jaguar I-PACE. The Q6 e-tron is also expected to feature advanced driver assistance systems and a range of luxury amenities to make it a top contender in the rapidly growing electric SUV market.

Sharp creases above the wheel arches (also featured on the Q4 e-tron) are one of the most notable features on the Q6 e-tron, and it’s also tipped to feature the iconic Audi hexagonal grille frame, which has quickly become their trademark fascia in the electric era.

What we know

While full details on the Audi Q6 e-tron are yet to be released by Ingolstadt, the numbers being touted internationally are impressive. Official speculation is that the Audi Q6 e-tron comes close to a 600 km range, boasting an impressive 800 Nm or torque and 340 kW. Whilst details for the New Zealand market are still to be confirmed, those that desire a top-spec, high-performance vehicle can rest assured that Q6 e-tron and extended e-tron product range is under evaluation for our market.

Audi Q6 e-tron rumoured specifications:

  • Size: mid-sized to sit below current e-tron (or Q8 e-tron)
  • 800V electrical system
  • Available in e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback
  • Based on an all-new electric car platform PPE (Platform Premium Electric)

Arctic Circle testing

The Audi Q6 e-tron is currently being put through its paces in the far north of Europe, ahead of its anticipated international debut later this year.

  • Audi Q6 e-tron undergoes testing in the Artic Circle

Sustainability. 

The e-tron range represents Audi’s commitment to sustainable mobility and reducing its carbon footprint. The Q6 e-tron range will be the first to embody the company’s dedication to e-mobility at its Ingolstadt headquarters, which is supported by an in-house battery production plant.

Audi has set a goal to make all of its production facilities CO2-neutral by 2025, and to reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet of vehicles by 30% by 2025, and by 50% by 2030. To achieve this goal, Audi is focusing on electrification and has committed to offering more than 20 fully electric and plug-in hybrid models by 2025.

In addition to electrification, Audi is also focusing on sustainability in its supply chain and production processes. The company is working to reduce waste and emissions in its manufacturing facilities, and is using sustainable materials in its vehicles wherever possible. For example, the Q6 e-tron SUV and e-tron Sportback are set to feature recycled aluminium in their body structure and sustainable materials in their interiors.

Overall, Audi’s e-tron range and sustainability focus reflect the company’s commitment to a more sustainable future for mobility. By investing in electrification and sustainable practices, Audi is working to reduce its environmental impact and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

  • Audi Q6 e-tron in the snow near the artic circle undergoing testing

“With the Audi Q6 e-tron, e-mobility is coming from Ingolstadt for the first time. To this end, we’re also building a dedicated battery assembly facility on site. This will enable us to retain important know-how here in Germany and train our employees in future fields.” – Markus Duesmann, Audi AG CEO

  • Audi Q6 e-tron in the snow near the artic circle undergoing testing

The Audi Q6 e-tron in the New Zealand market

Those with an affinity for high-performance vehicles can rest assured that the Q6 e-tron lineup is under evaluation for the New Zealand market.

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