For the moment Audi sell just the A3 E-Tron, but will be bringing out a whole host of hybrids in the new future.
Current PHEV range:
This is a sprightly compact executive hatchback, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.6 seconds, whilst it is also able to travel over 30 miles just on batteries. The Emissions are listed as 37g/km, giving a claimed 176.6mpg.
Audi’s new Q7 e-tron will be on sale in Europe by spring 2016, presented as the world’s first plug-in hybrid model with a six-cylinder turbo diesel-injected engine and four-wheel quattro drive.
The electric only range is 34.8 miles, contributing to official US fuel consumption figures of 138.4 mpg. The 75 litre fuel tank allows for a claimed range of 869.9 miles, with emissions are expected to be less than 50g/km of CO2.
Performance is excellent, with 62mph being achieved in just 6.0 seconds before going on to a top speed of just short of 140 mph. Thank the electric motor’s 275 kW (373 hp) and the diesel engine’s 190 kW (258 hp) power.
Whilst the due date for the new R8 is Autumn 2015, there is no date as yet for the e-tron version, and details are very limited. Audi’s media states “The latest evolutionary version of the electrically-powered high-performance R8 e-tron sports car achieves a performance figure of 340 kW and a torque of 920 Nm (678.6 lb-ft). It sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds. Thanks to new battery cells, the range could be more than doubled compared to the first version of this technological wonder – it is now more than 450 kilometers (279.6 mi).”
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