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The Audi Q6 e-tron is the first production model on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) and thus the new reference for Vorsprung durch Technik. Through its characteristics, the electric SUV embodies the next step in the company’s transformation into a provider of premium electric mobility. The model is defined not only by impressive driving and charging performance, but also by increased efficiency and electric range of up to 381 miles (UK models).

The Audi Q6 e-tron embodies typical Audi SUV styling with a further refined e-tron design language. The new design philosophy in the interior and pioneering technologies debuting in the new model, begin the next chapter in electric mobility for the Four Rings and make Vorsprung durch Technik a tangible experience every day. With the Q6 e-tron, e-mobility is coming from the Ingolstadt plant for the first time.

The PPE, developed jointly with Porsche, and the E3 electronic architecture are important milestones in the expansion of Audi’s global range of electrically powered models. They mark the start of a comprehensive strengthening and rejuvenation of the model portfolio. The Q6 e-tron underpins Audi’s promise to offer electric vehicles in all core segments by 2027.

“Built on the new PPE platform, the Audi Q6 e-tron is the next technological leap in premium electric mobility for our customers,” said Gernot Döllner, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, at the world premiere at the main plant in Ingolstadt.

“The PPE shows how we are pooling expertise within the Volkswagen Group and thus making electric mobility scalable. Thanks to the PPE, we are able to launch high-volume models with high technical standards in different segments and thus further electrify our portfolio,” the Audi CEO added.

The flexibility of the PPE helps in giving the future models their independent character and the typical Audi DNA, despite shared technical underpinnings. The Q6 e-tron sets standards in terms of range and embodies typical Audi SUV styling with a further refined e-tron design language. Thanks to the new E3 electronic architecture, the Q6 e-tron model series represents the technological spearhead of the Audi portfolio.

Impressive range and charging performance – Powerful, compact, and scalable electric motors, as well as a newly developed lithium-ion battery consisting of 12 modules and 180 prismatic cells with a total gross capacity of 100 kWh (94.9 net) ensure a range of up to 381 miles on UK models. The new Audi Q6 e tron ensures the sporty performance Audi is known for with a system output of 285 kW and the SQ6 e tron with a system output of up to 380 kW, thus set standards in terms of performance, range, charging, driving dynamics, and design. At market launch, two model variants with all-wheel drive will be available, followed by particularly efficient models with rear-wheel drive designed for range, which will also mark the entry into the Q6 e-tron series. The Q6 e-tron quattro accelerates from 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds. The SQ6 e-tron takes just 4.3 seconds (with launch control). The vehicles’ top speeds are 130mph and 142mph respectively.

Thanks to 800-volt technology and a maximum charging capacity of 270 kW as standard, short charging stops are possible with the Audi Q6 e-tron. Up to 158 miles can be recharged in just 10 minutes at a high power charging station on the quattro powertrain. The state-of-charge (SoC) increases from 10 to 80 percent in around 21 minutes. Equipped with Plug & Charge, the vehicle authorizes itself at compatible charging stations when the charging cable is plugged in and commences the charging process. Charging is also fully automatic. If a charging station works with 400-volt technology, the Audi Q6 e-tron can, for the first time, enable bank charging. The 800-volt battery is automatically divided into two batteries at equal voltage, which can then be charged in parallel with up to 150 kW. Depending on the state of charge, both halves of the battery are first equalized and then charged simultaneously.

Typical Audi SUV design: the exterior – The Audi Q6 e-tron is positioned in the premium midsize segment, and with a length of 4,771mm, a width of 2,193mm (including mirrors), and a height of 1,702mm, the SUV offers maximum space, comfort, and suitability for everyday use. The wheelbase of 2,899mm allows plenty of legroom in the second row of seats. With these dimensions, the Audi Q6 e-tron offers sufficient space for five passengers and luggage and offers high utility value. Audi thus fulfils the requirements customers place on an SUV.

World first in lighting technology- With the Q6 e-tron, Audi is not only starting a new chapter in electric mobility, but also in an important part of Audi’s DNA: lighting technology. With the world’s first active digital light signature, the electric SUV is ushering in a new era characterised by design and aesthetics that are unique to Audi.

A software module in one of the five domain computers of the Audi Q6 e-tron makes this form of light signature possible. In the case of the second-generation digital OLED rear lights, the six OLED panels with a total of 360 segments generate a new image every 10 milliseconds using a specially developed algorithm. Thanks to the perfect symbiosis between the lighting design and the new technology, the light in the new Audi Q6 e-tron appears livelier and more intelligent than ever before. The active digital light signature also points the way to the future of Audi lighting technology.

Sustainable and flexible: production of the Audi Q6 e-tron – The Q6 e-tron model family, the first all-electric model series produced at the Ingolstadt plant, stands for Audi’s commitment to sustainability, from production to product. The company is gradually refitting all production sites for the manufacture of all-electric models instead of building new ones. In line with the early decision to phase out the combustion engine, Audi has also intensively promoted the transformation of its employees and trained the workforce for fields of the future, for example, in the new battery assembly plant in Ingolstadt. The brand with the four rings is thus increasing vertical integration and bringing important skills to the sites. At the same time, Audi is creating new job opportunities.

In order to produce the Q6 e-tron series sustainably and efficiently, Audi uses existing structures and systems. The brand seamlessly integrates the model series into existing assembly lines, such as the body shop for the PPE. The bodies for the PPE models are produced at the Ingolstadt plant in a building covering around 148,000 square metres (almost 1,600,000 sq ft). The bodywork components for the Q6 e-tron series are made by 328 employees per shift and 1,150 robots with a degree of automation of 87 percent.

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