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Audi A3 e-tron

A3 e-tron, courtesy of Audi
A3 e-tron, courtesy of Audi
A3 e-tron, courtesy of Audi
A3 e-tron, courtesy of Audi
A3 e-tron, courtesy of Audi
A3 e-tron, courtesy of Audi
A3 e-tron, courtesy of Audi

Description

Audi has launched a pilot program for an all electric version of its A3 hatchback, dubbed the A3 e-tron. The A3 e-tron is powered by a 100kW electric motor that can bring the car from 0 to 60 mph in 11.2 seconds. At this time, the A3 e-tron is only available to Audi employees participating in the pilot program. Audi plans to launch a test fleet of the vehicle in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and Washington DC, in late 2012. Audi plans to make the A3 e-tron available in Europe in 2014.

A3 e-tron Pilot Project

Specs

Vehicle Type: 
Cars & Trucks
Drivetrain: 
EV
Range: 
90 mi
Target: 
2014
Top Speed: 
145 mph
Connector Type: 
J1772
Price (USD): 
TBA

Comments

Anonymous's picture

How do I sign up? Why no launch in U.S.?

I want to know how non-employees can sign up for the testing. I do a lot of urban driving, back and forth to work, seeing clients, carpooling kids. I've been watching the EV market and this car just might finally be the one I've been waiting for. But why isn't Audi launching it in the U.S? Even in just one city would be ok at first...I'll fly there and drive it back to Potomac, Maryland.
Colby's picture

Can Audi be trusted?

I'm not sure if this is just a marketing scheme. Audi just axed their A1 and A2 e-tron programs. This employee-only program is worse than BMW's lease-only ActiveE!

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