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“It’s an exciting time to be a car enthusiast”

Chris Evans finds common ground with Audi’s commitment to creating memorable experiences for people. With the new Audi Q6 e-tron presented, the Hollywood actor and producer discusses his passion for cars, e-mobility, and technology’s role in shaping the future of driving.

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Chris Evans is standing close to the camera with the Audi Q6 e-tron in the background.
Chris Evans’ passion for electric vehicles stems from the belief that choosing a electrical car is an essential contribution that aligns with the responsibility we all share.

Chris, you are known for your passion for cars. When you start the engine and begin driving, what kind of feelings do you get? 
Power, freedom, comfort, and independence. I love driving. It’s truly one of my favorite activities. And I’ve always loved going fast. For me, cars represent the perfect blend of form and function. A vehicle with an elevated design that also offers the thrill of speed – that is right up my alley. Also, being behind the wheel is a perfect place for a sort of meditative reflection. While there’s a job to do that requires focus, it also allows me to allocate a portion of my thoughts to a more relaxed state. And after a good long drive, I always feel refreshed.

As a car enthusiast, do you miss the feelings and sounds of combustion engines when driving electric vehicles?
Not really. I think for some people this might be the case because it’s all we’ve known. In this new landscape, as we transition to electric vehicles, the thrill of everything that is associated with conventional combustion, will be replaced with the sense of satisfaction, responsibility, duty, purpose and meaning. 

For Audi, traveling in a car is not just about getting from A to B. It’s about creating personal, meaningful experiences. That is certainly something that you as an actor can also claim for yourself.
Absolutely. As an actor, the audience is our number one priority. The most rewarding aspect of being an actor is having a lasting impact on people beyond their time in the theater. When you go home and interact with your family, if the experience stays with you and is something you’re still talking about and thinking about, that’s truly satisfying. I believe this is similar to the driving experience, where memorable moments can linger long after the journey has ended.

“If you’ll be driving a car anyway, why not choose one that could leave a smaller environmental impact?”

Chris Evans

What do you think has been holding people back from getting electric vehicles?
Not too long ago, electric vehicles first entered the market with less appealing designs and limited range. So I guess, many people had concerns about both the performance of the vehicle itself and the charging capabilities. However, they have been improving rapidly year after year, which is exciting. That’s what I find most fascinating about electric vehicles; the pace of their evolution is remarkable. It’s an exciting time to be a car enthusiast.

The Audi Q6 e-tron offers in-car entertainment and connected screens for passengers. Do you think such feature will enhance the overall travel experience?
Absolutely. It’s not just important, but it’s one more element of luxury that sets Audi apart. The ability to enjoy entertainment at that level in your car is something that’s new and special. I'm definitely a fan of the high-quality screen in the passenger area. It’s amazing to watch films while on the go. This feature elevates the riding experience when I'm in the passenger seat.

About Chris Evans

Chris Evans is an American actor, producer, and director who has made a significant impact in the entertainment industry. Evans made appearances in film adaptations of comic books and graphic novels. One of his most notable roles is that of Captain America, also known as Steve Rogers, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. His portrayal of the iconic superhero has earned him worldwide recognition and acclaim from both fans and critics alike. Aside from comic book roles, Chris Evans has showcased his broadness by starring in a variety of genres, including dramas, mystery and action films like Knives Out, Snowpiercer, and the Gray Man. He has also lent his voice to characters in animated movies, further demonstrating his wide-ranging talents as an actor.

Close up of Chris Evans.
Chris Evans is a road trip enthusiast who not only finds sheer joy in driving but also discovers solace in the solitude of the car - a space that allows for silence, reflection, and the gathering of thoughts, according to him.

Talking about responsibility and purpose – is that what makes you drive electric vehicles? 
I believe it’s essential to recognize that we all have a role to play, and everyone must contribute, whether in big or small ways. This is one reason why I love electric vehicles – if you’ll be driving a car anyway, why not choose one that leaves a smaller environmental impact? If everyone makes this choice, the collective impact of these small steps can amount to significant positive change. With rapid advancements in EV technologies, including charging possibilities, there are now fewer and fewer reasons for not making the transition to electric vehicles. 

Do you believe that new technologies can play a crucial role in not only enhancing the overall driving experience but also improving other aspects such as safety and connectivity?
Innovations in the automotive industry are happening at a rapid rate. New technologies in cars are extremely important. When you’re in your car, driving safely and protecting both your passengers and others on the road is the top priority. Any technology that increases safety, allowing you to focus on the road, is a step in the right direction. So, integrating smart technology into cars is not just a luxury; it’s an absolute necessity.

Der Audi Q6 e-tron.

High-class electric experience

With an innovative platform, cutting-edge electronic architecture, advanced charging and battery technology, and a revolutionary design, the Audi Q6 e-tron opens a new chapter in electromobility for Audi. It seamlessly combines high-class enjoyment, a sophisticated living space, and a premium electric driving experience.

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Audi Q6 e-tron: Power consumption (combined) in kWh/100 km: 19.6–17CO₂ emissions (combined) in g/km: 0CO₂ emission class: A

Audi Q6 e-tron: Power consumption (combined) in kWh/100 km: 19.6–17CO₂ emissions (combined) in g/km: 0CO₂ emission class: A