The Audi Q6 e-tron all-electric SUV will use newly developed batteries which allow the sporty SUV to travel over 310 miles.
The new batteries use cell modules from South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI. Each of these companies will be investing in the new cell technology and will supply Audi with batteries from their European plants.
The all-electric SUV is supposed to launch by 2018 and will compete with the upcoming Tesla Model X. Audi says that the new cells will also allow the sport SUV to offer high performance. It will be based off the next-generation Q5 and will wear unique styling, cues from which will be present on all of the brand’s upcoming EVs.
“With our first battery-electric Audi-SUV, we are combining an emission-free drive system with driving pleasure,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Development. “We will optimally integrate the innovative cell modules developed with LG Chem and Samsung SDI into our vehicle architecture, thus achieving an attractive overall package of sportiness and range.”