Audi Q6 e-tron confirmed to launch in 2022

The German brand will further expand its electric SUV range next year, with a sister model to the upcoming electric Porsche Macan

Audi e-tron

Audi is set to add a Q6 e-tron electric SUV to its existing e-tron and Q4 e-tron models in 2022. The move was confirmed by boss Markus Duessmann at the brand's annual conference.

While the e-tron sits on the same platform as some combustion-engined Audi SUVs and the Q4 e-tron shares its MEB underpinnings with the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV, the Q6 e-tron will sit on a new 'PPE' platform for upmarket electric cars, which is being developed in conjunction with Porsche.

That means the new Q6 e-tron will be a sister model to the already announced electric version of the popular Porsche Macan SUV. In total, Audi is planning to have 20 fully electric models on the market by 2025, and intends for them to make up one-third of its sales by that point.

As the PPE platform incorporates 800v electrics, like the already available Porsche Taycan, the Q6 e-tron and electric Macan should be able to offer 350kW rapid charging speed.

A range of around 300 miles can be expected, as well as a strong power output in the region of 500bhp – possibly boosted further to create an 'RS' high-performance version.