Audi Unveils A6 Avant e-tron Electric Vehicle Concept
Audi unveiled the A6 Avant e-tron concept at its 2022 Annual Media Conference on Thursday, claiming that the all-electric luxury vehicle will be able to add 186 miles (300 km) of range after just 10 minutes of fast charging.
“The production-oriented A6 Avant e-tron concept car now illustrates the synthesis of pioneering drive technology and Audi’s traditional design world,” said the company.
The A6 Avant e-tron concept features an “unmistakable design for the electric age,” and is a follow-up to the A6 e-tron concept Audi showed off at the Auto Shanghai Expo in April 2021. The car is presented as the next model in Audi’s planned electrically-powered A6 Luxury Class.
The A6 Avant is built on Audi’s exclusively electric PPE platform. The electric vehicle (EV) is equipped with a 100 kWh battery, and Audi advertises a range of up to 435 miles (700 km ) for the concept car, depending on the selected drive system and power output.
Audi’s A6 Avant e-tron concept boasts 800-volt charging technology, which allows it to charge its battery at up to 270 kWh at fast-charging stations. Audi says the tech is capable of charging the battery enough to power the car for more than 186 miles (300 km) in just 10 minutes, and from 5% to 80% in less than 25 minutes.
“With the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept, we are offering a completely tangible look at future production models on our new PPE technology platform,” said Oliver Hoffmann, Audi Board Member for Technical Development.
“We’re not just electrifying the Avant’s successful 45-year history. What we want most of all is to use technical skill to add an exclamation point. In particular, this includes powerful 800 volt technology, 270 kW of charging capacity, and a WLTP range of up to 700 kilometers (435 miles).”
The luxury EV also seeks to maximize storage space and has a fairly spacious trunk. Combined with the car’s range and fast-charging capabilities, Audi says the A6 Avant will be uncompromisingly suitable for long trips.
The A6 Avant’s headlights and taillights incorporate Digital Matrix LED technology, similar to Tesla’s new adaptive matrix LED headlights. The rear end of the concept car also features a continuous strip of lights made up of digital OLED elements with a three-dimensional architecture, creating a customizable display.