Audi boss Markus Duessman has verified the all-new Audi Q6 e-tron electric SUV will make its debut in 2022 and will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s new Quality Platform Electrical (PPE) architecture, which Audi is co-establishing with Porsche.
The Q6 e-tron will be the to start with Audi to sit on the PPE architecture and will share its specialized make-up with the future-generation all-electric Porsche Macan. It will sit earlier mentioned the Q4 e-tron SUV, the to start with Audi to use the VW Group’s MEB system, and will be one of extra than 20 electric autos that Audi will launch by 2025.
The German model has established the concentrate on of one 3rd of its sales staying all-electric by the middle of the 10 years, and the Q6 e-tron will be a essential driver in Audi’s quest to reach this target.
The PPE system will use an 800-volt digital architecture and therefore be able of offering DC fast charging at up to 350kW. A selection of extra than 300 miles will also be feasible PPE is an evolution of the J1 system that underpins the Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron versions, which supply a minimum amount of 298 miles (WLTP) of selection in the entry-degree e-tron GT.
That car’s 469bhp (523bhp readily available on overboost) four-wheel push powertrain would possible locate its way into the Q6 e-tron, whilst a extra performanced-focused product could supply an output of up to 636bhp for a prospective long term Q6 e-tron RS.
The Q6 e-tron will go into output at Audi’s Ingolstadt manufacturing facility future calendar year, which the model is changing to an all-electric assembly line, getting rid of the current machines that provides the brand’s A3 spouse and children hatch and replacing it with output amenities to accommodate the PPE system.
This also involves the improvement of an in-home battery assembly facility “in the direct vicinity of car assembly,” according to Duessman.
Subsequent the Q6 e-tron, Audi verified that the to start with ‘Project Artemis’ product will launch in 2024. The car will be aimed at the luxury sector, spearheading Audi’s improvement of long term digital car architecture, technology and running systems.
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