Audi A3 e-Tron receives USA CARB certifications and is now on sale in USA

After a long delay, Audi has announced via twitter that the A3 e-tron Sportback is now eligible to be sold in the USA. Originally set to go on sale last October, the e-Tron was delayed as it waited for CARB certification. Those regulatory issues have now been solved and the A3 e-Tron can roll out… Continue reading Audi A3 e-Tron receives USA CARB certifications and is now on sale in USA

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Audi patents wheels with ‘active aerodynamics’

Earlier this week, Audi filed a patent for 2 engineering ideas. The simpler, and more interesting of the two, was for hinged flaps that are placed inbetween the spokes of an allow wheel. As the wheel spins faster and faster, the flaps rotate inwards to create a completely flat wheel cover. According to Audi’s patent… Continue reading Audi patents wheels with ‘active aerodynamics’

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Audi A3 E-tron gets priced for Germany at 37,000 Euros

On Tuesday, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi revealed the production ready A3 E-tron plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The A3 E-tron Sportback combines a 1.4 liter, 150-hp engine with a 75 kW electric motor, for a total output of 204 hp. The A3 E-tron has a top speed of 138 mph, and has a 0-60… Continue reading Audi A3 E-tron gets priced for Germany at 37,000 Euros

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Audi A3 E-tron in Europe this year, US next year, and Australia later

Before the end of 2013, the Audi A3 E-tron will enter Audi’s production cycle, and will launch in Europe in late 2013 or early 2014. Then in mid-2014, the A3 E-tron makes it over to the US. Following the US launch of the E-tron, the vehicle will make its way to Australia in preparation for… Continue reading Audi A3 E-tron in Europe this year, US next year, and Australia later

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Audi A3 E-tron to enter production this year, ahead of schedule

Back in March, Audi announced the A3 E-tron Sportback would go on sale in Europe some time in 2014, with the US to follow. Now, Audi says the A3 E-tron Sportback will reach volume production before the end of this year, becoming the first premium compact vehicle with plug-in hybrid technology. The Audi uses basically… Continue reading Audi A3 E-tron to enter production this year, ahead of schedule

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