Audi will be joining the plug-in marketing when it launches its A3 e-tron next month at the Geneva Motor Show. Like most of the major automakers, this luxury carmaker has been looking into all of the available battery-powered options including conventional hybrids and pure battery electric vehicles. The company appears to be ready for focus mainly on plug-in hybrid powertrains, which could offer the right balance of price, range, and performance.
As for performance, the A2 e-tron is able to go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in 7.6 seconds – about two seconds faster than the Chevrolet Volt. The plug-in hybrid will have a top-rated speed of 222 km/, or 138 mph. The Audi A3 e-tron is expected to travel 31 miles per charge and can reach a top speed of 81 mph in pure electric mode. It’s going to be launched on March 5th at Geneva’s PALExpo Center. According to an advanced statement from Audi, the car is important to look at to get a sense of Audi’s future product planning. “The electrification of the drivetrain, above all using plug-in technology, plays a deciding role in the strategy of the brand,” Audi said.