Audi A6 Avant e-tron: An electric station wagon concept with a large trunk and range

Audi A6 Avant e-tron: An electric station wagon concept with a large trunk and range

Yes, wagons can also be electric.

We’ve seen plenty of electric sedans and SUVs, but electric wagons are still rare.

Now Audi is changing that with its new Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept. The car, announced at Audi’s annual press conference in 2022, is an electric luxury car with fast charging, a long range and tons of space for its passengers and cargo.

If you’ve been following Audi, the new car will be completely unfamiliar to you; it is based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) as the Audi A6 E-Tron concept(opens in a new tab)it was announced in April 2021 – only now it goes by the name Avant, meaning it’s a car.

It’s still a concept car, which means it won’t come to market in this form, but Audi says(opens in a new tab) it’s “production-oriented”, so we’re guessing that means it’s not far from a car that will be available for purchase.

Audi calls the Audi A6 Avant e-tron its “storage champion” because it is long and spacious (4.96 meters long, 1.96 meters (6.4 feet) wide and 1.44 meters (4.7 feet) high) and can store a lot of energy, with a battery that will provide a range of up to 700 kilometers (435 miles) according to WLTP standards. The battery will also charge very quickly thanks to Audi’s 800 volt charging technology; According to Audi, a 10-minute stop at a charging station should give the car about 300 kilometers (186 miles) of range.

Acceleration figures vary for example; the fastest version will reach 0-100 km / h in “less than four seconds”, while the entry-level variant will achieve the same task in “less than seven seconds”. These numbers are available with two electric motors that produce a total of 469 horsepower.

Because it’s an Audi, the A6 Avant e-tron has a ton of technical goodies, including digital matrix LED lights that can display video games on the wall and a customizable OLED rear light strip.

Audi says the first production cars built on the PPE platform will arrive in 2023, though it’s unclear if the A6 Avant e-tron will be among them.