The new Audi A3 e-tron returns up to 176.6 mpg

The brand new Audi A3 Etron is coming to you, hopefully at the beginning of August. In 2014 the Audi A3 was named the World Car of the Year so the Etron has a lot to work towards but with its outstanding performance and expert design it should have no problem. Here, Motor Quote Direct explain…

e-tron Technology

The Etron is one of the most powerful A3’s that Audi have produced due to the combination of a petrol engine and an electric motor. The A3 Sportback car has a combined power output of 204PS with a peak torque of 350Nm.

Charging

Charging your car isn’t a must because of the combination of petrol and electric engine but the A3  e-tron can be charged at your home and will fully re-charge in around 2.5 hours, which is very quick, especially if you’re in a rush!

e-tron Online Technology

This car has revolutionary technology which means you will be able to talk directly to your car via your smartphone. If you remember to think ahead, you can start heating your car if it’s cold or icy, or even turn on the cool air on those hot summers days! You can also monitor and manage your battery using your mobile smart phone app.

The Audi A3 Sportsback is able to do up to 176.6 mpg with CO2 emissions of just 37 g/km and an overall operating range of up to 584 miles is reachable. The e-tron can run on electric power only for up to 31 miles at a speed of up to 81mph. The hybrid mode in the car turns on both the units (petrol and electricity) and the driver can choose to work them at the same time. When running simultaneously, the full 350 Nm torque output is set up so that the acceleration is as strong as possible.  When the driver takes their foot off the accelerator, both of the motors will temporarily turn off which takes away the chance of motor braking torque, and it also allows the car to glide which means saving fuel and energy.

The Audi A3 e-tron is a lightweight vehicle and including all parts of the car, it weighs 1, 540 kilograms. The car has enough room for 4 passengers and a driver. The car has LED headlights, daytime running lights, ‘turbine design’ 17 inch alloy wheels, rain and light sensors, rear parking sensors, a navigation system and much more.

The great thing about the new Audi A3 e-tron, is that in 2013, if you are driving an electric car that emits 75g/km of CO2 or less and meets the Euro 5 standard for air quality, you will not have to pay a penny for the London Congestion Charge which is perfect if you are driving to London on a regular occasion.

The Government has also put in incentives for people to buy electric cars. The Plug-in Car Grant has been made so that the initial cost of buying an electric car or a plug-in hybrid, is lowered. The grant will give you a subsidy of 25% (which is up to £5,000) towards buying your new electric or Hybrid car but only if the emissions are 75 g/km or less.


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