First plug-in hybrid from Audi debuts

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The first plug-in hybrid from Audi, the A3 Sportback e-tron, is now available to order for customers in Europe. The A3 Sportback e-tron marks the four-ring marque’s important initiative toward sustainable individual mobility.

Audi’s first Plug-in Hybrid car offers extremely low fuel consumption, without compromising performance

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron brings together a 1.4 TFSI gasoline engine and an electric motor, giving the compact automobile a system output of 204 hp (150 kW). The A3 Sportback e-tron’s fuel consumption in accordance with the NEDC standard for plug-in hybrid vehicles is just 1.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers , with CO2 emissions of 35 grams per kilometer (56.3 g/mi). Under electric power alone it has a range of 50 km (31.1 mi), and over 900 km (559.2 mi) in combined mode.

A3 Sportback e-tron to take Audi energy; environmentally friendly electricity

To ensure that sustainability is not compromised during the at-home charging process, customers in Germany can switch to environmentally friendly electricity, known as Audi energy. With Audi energy, the A3 Sportback e-tron is totally emission-free when operated electrically. All electricity all comes from hydroelectric power stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In future, every e-tron dealer will also have at least one charging station that e-tron customers can use, even after their purchase. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron can be charged quickly via a charging point at the dealership, within the public charging infrastructure or at the customer’s home. For the latter option, Audi Deutschland offers an individual installation service whereby a technician checks the electrics in the customer’s home, makes any adjustments that may be required and installs the charging dock, which is designed for safe, convenient charging.

To mark the start of the A3 Sportback e-tron, Audi has additionally put together the attractive “e-tron plus” package; which include a charging dock, a cable for public charging points, MMI navigation plus, Audi connect and phone box. In addition, an individual installation check, the “e-tron plus” special package and “green” power are all part of the added goodies in the A3 Sportback e-tron. The compact electric car will be handed over to its first customers this winter, with a starting price of 37,900 euros.

Edited: Audi

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