Audi to introduce 20 new models including 10 EVs in next 2 years: Q6 e-tron launch soon
The 20 new models will also include existing model refreshes. Audi says it will continue to work on developing ICE technology until 2026. After this, the company says that it will only make electric vehicles (EV). However, Audi will continue selling ICE cars till 2033, which is 10 years from now. The company’s plans also include the development of an all-new internal-combustion platform for the next-generation A4 and A6 luxury sedans in 2024 – the last of their kind.
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Audi Q6 e-tron launch soon
Of the 10 new EVs by 2025, the first will be the Audi Q6 e-tron, which is expected to be launched soon. The Q6 e-tron will be positioned between the Q4 e-tron and the Q8 e-tron electric SUV, and will be available in both SUV and Sportback variants. That said, the upcoming Q6 e-tron will be the first car to be built on a new platform called the Premium Platform Electric (PPE).
As of now, Audi is putting production-oriented Q6 e-tron prototypes through their paces in Europe’s far north under strict safety regulations. The company has revealed that the electric SUV will be equipped with an 800-volt electrical system, which could technically halve the time required to charge its battery as compared to the 400-volt systems currently employed by most carmakers.
That said, more details about the Q6 e-tron are expected to emerge in the coming months, with a launch expected later this year or early 2024. Each block is operational till the year 2027.