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FIRST DRIVE: Audi Q6 e-tron: the best electric Audi yet? | Electrifying

FIRST DRIVE: Audi Q6 e-tron: the best electric Audi yet? | Electrifying

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The Q6 e-tron is an important car for many reasons, but mainly because it’s the first car to get all the mechanical and electrical bits that will underpin lots of posh Audis and Porsches in the future. So it needs to be really, really good.

However, if you’re not an engineer or accountant for Volkswagen Group, you may not be too fussed about the new ‘Premium Platform Electric’ (or PPE) architecture, but you may want to know if you can fit your dog in the boot and whether it’ll have the range to cover your longer journeys. Well, you won’t be disappointed.

As the Q6 name suggests, this posh new SUV is smaller on the outside than a Q8 e-tron but bigger than the Q4, and measures just under 4.8m long and 2.2m wide (including mirrors), and it gets a wheelbase of 2.9m. Basically, at that size and price it’s got plenty of competition from slightly smaller alternatives like the BMW iX3 and Tesla Model Y through to slightly bigger rivals like the Mercedes EQE SUV, BMW iX and Kia EV9.

The Audi Q6 e-tron gets a new, lithium-ion battery with 100kWh total capacity, or 94.9kWh usable, which is good for a WLTP combined range of up to 381 miles for the dual-motor, Q6 quattro models that will start the range off in the UK. More efficient, single motor models with rear-wheel drive and a bit less power will follow late in the year, and seem very likely to eke that range up to over 400 miles.

That’s not ground-breaking, but it is very decent, and Audi claims that the Q6 e-tron is some 30% more efficient than its other electric models thanks to aerodynamic fettling, weight-saving gains made by using new, smaller electric motors, and more efficient brake recuperation that now harvests more energy every time you brake.

Join Nicki as she takes a close look around the new Audi Q6 e-tron. Is this going to a winner when it arrives in the UK? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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