Audi Reveals the New Q6 E-Tron SUV Built on the New EV Platform

Audi Q6 e-tron Side-Profile (Credits: Audi)

Audi unveiled its latest addition to the electric vehicle market on Monday, introducing the Q6 e-tron SUV, the inaugural model built on its new electric vehicle architecture.

This innovative platform, dubbed the “Premium Platform Electric,” marks a significant leap forward in Audi’s technological capabilities, boasting an impressive EV recharge capability of 158 miles in just 10 minutes.

The Q6 e-tron signifies Audi’s evolution towards the next era of electric vehicles, as the company continues to expand its lineup with more electric and plug-in hybrid options, despite recent growth slowdowns in the EV market.

Audi (Credits: Graeme Fordham)

Audi has ambitious plans for the future, confirming its intention to introduce approximately 20 new or significantly redesigned models and variants globally by 2025, with over half of them being electric.

Pre-orders for the Q6 e-tron quattro, along with an “S” performance variant, will commence this month in Europe, with prices starting at 74,400 euros (approximately $81,000) and 93,800 euros (around $102,030), respectively.

The Q6 e-tron boasts an estimated range of 625 kilometers (388 miles) on a single charge, based on European testing standards.

In the U.S., the top-of-the-line model will offer up to 510 horsepower, a maximum speed of 143 miles per hour, and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Audi anticipates the U.S. model to achieve over 300 miles on a single charge.

Audi Q6 e-tron (Credits: Audi)

Further details regarding pricing, range, and model specifications for the U.S. market will be disclosed closer to the SUV’s domestic release later this year.

Audi’s current electric vehicle lineup in the U.S. includes the Q4 and Q8 SUVs, as well as the GT sedan priced at $106,500.

The Q6 e-tron boasts Audi’s signature design elements, featuring sleek headlamps, a distinctive mesh-style grille, and an overall dynamic exterior aesthetic.

Underpinning the Q6 e-tron is a state-of-the-art EV platform, complete with an 800-volt battery architecture and a maximum charging capacity of 270 kilowatt hours.

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