Find out about the Audi A3 e-tron, Hybrid Electric Vehicle.
Quick Data Specification
Car Make: Audi Model: A3 e-tron Car Type: Sportback
The Audi A3 e-tron
The performance and looks of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron feature the top efficiencies and low emissions of an electric car, coupled with the sleek looks typical from Audi, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron balances all qualities and more with its new five door design.
The result of this new plug-in hybrid is an exceptional economy driving experience for every day driving, it has a vast amount of space inside, and is capable of having a large range and on longer journeys it switches between electric and its 1.4 TFSI petrol engine, this means that you will fill up the tank much less and make the most of every drop of fuel that you put in it, this new Audi delivers an impressive 176 mpg, and costs as little as 72p to travel 25 miles.
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, can operate as a fully electric car on short journeys thanks to its high storage lithium-ion battery, capable of a 31 mile range on pure electric alone. This battery comes with an eight year warranty as standard, so you can be confident it will continue to perform, as you'd expect an Audi.
Charging The Audi Plug-in Hybrid,
Charging the car is simple, by simply sliding the Audi rings on the front grill to one side, and then plugging in the charging cable either at home or at one of the very many charging stations around the country.
It is possible to charge your car using a domestic socket, this usually takes around 4 hours at home, however if you purchase a specialist higher output 32a wall box and have this installed at your home, you can look at around 2.5 hours to charge this vehicle.
The e-tron will be supplied with all the cables you will need for all three types of charging units which are around the country. These are easily stored in a bag that comes with the car, so if you want to charge the car you always have the right equipment available for you no matter what charger you hook up to.
The Audi Power Unit
The combination of this 1.4 TFSI petrol engine coupled with its electric motor, has produced some very impressive figures, not just when it comes down to its low CO2 emissions and fantastic mpg, but also to its fantastic performance. Thanks to its S Tronic transmission the Audi A3 can accelerate 0-62 mph in 7.6 seconds andf in pure electric mode can achieve a top speed of 81 mph, in hybrid mode the car can reach top speeds of 124 mph.
If you are worrying about the range then don’t as this hybrid has a range of 550 miles. So if you were to make a long trip, you don't have to worry about charging it, as it will run economically on its 1.4TFSI engine. As soon as the batteries are topped up, the car will then run in hybrid mode running off both the batteries and petrol engine.
The day-to-day driving is where this fantastic electric hybrid car comes into fruition, in many other hybrids the combustion engine is the primary source of power, however with the Audi the plug-in technology allows the car to stall more power and make greater demands of their electric motors which in hand drive the car. This in turn mean the A3 e-tron produces 350Nm of torque and 204 bhp.
With a simple push of a button you can change how this car works, switching it to and from hybrid mode to the pure electric mode, or you can choose just the petrol engine to conserve your battery power if it's running down. This enables you to travel for up to 31 miles on a single charge, so you don't have to use any petrol at all if you're on a short journey to and from the shops.
Connecting to the Vehicle
With the A3 e-tron you can take control of your car by downloading the smartphone app you'll have access to the most important information about the vehicle.
So no matter where you are, you'll be able to keep an eye on it's charge level, how much electric ranger it has left, or even to the location of the car, so you never lose it again. There's also a great option where you can look at your last journey and it will give you the key details of the average fuel consumption and much more.
The other clever thing about this app, is it enables you to use your smartphone as a remote control to your car, whether you're at home or in the office, you can start the car with the push of a button or set its time so the car will automatically come on. You can even choose to activate the climate control remotely a few minutes before you start your journey, and on those cold, frosty and snowy days you will never get into a cold car again.
The inside technology
Another clever thing about this amazing hybrid car is that you'll stay connected to the outside world. When you're on the move you can create a Wi-Fi hotspot with your mobile device and you can see your emails as well as your text messages. If you like social media you can even connect to Facebook and Twitter, if you are worried about what the weather is going to be, you can check this on the cars display. You can also have a look at what's happening in the world with the latest news, events and you can look for points of interest which is powered by Google. You can also look at the latest traffic information via this cars system which is connected to your mobile device. One of the things that we specifically like about this car is that you can actually check what the best fuel prices are and where you can find them. This is great, as hopefully you'll never pay over the odds for fuel again.
The A3 would lend itself well to being used for businesses As the vehicles is a plug-in hybrid, the car has several government incentives including £5000 off the purchase price, free road tax, congestion charge exempt and most importantly huge tax benefits for businesses and employees.
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Audi Model: A3 e-tron Quick Data Specification
Fuel/ Range Fuel Type Plug-in Hybrid Range Battery 31 miles Range Petrol/Diesel 549 miles Combined Range 580 miles
Cost Base Price £34995 Options N/A Cost/ 25 Miles72p
Warranty 8 years Eco Rating CO2 Emissions 35 g/km Tax Band A
Miles per Gallon 176mpg EcoCars4Sale Rating (1-4 Star)****
(4 Star+) Performance Torque 350Nm 0-62mph 7.6s Top Speed 124 mph Max Power 204 bhp Charging Fast Charge Time 2.5hr Super Charge (0-80%)1hr Options N/A Smartphone Apps Yes
Car Exchange Scheme Available? N/A