Audi A3 Sportback e-tron production car is named ‘Best Plug-In Hybrid’

Article by Eugene Conan, on October 3, 2014

The A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid from Audi won as the "Best Plug-In Hybrid – Production Vehicles." The award was given at the Paris Motor Show during the eCar Awards sponsored by Auto Bild and Auto Test Magazine.

Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development of Audi, accepted the award. Hackenberg shared that the model has continued to impress customers owing largely to the practicality of the drive system.

A3 was not the only winner as the Audi TT off-road concept also garnered the "Best Plug-In Hybrid - Concept Vehicles’ award.

The A3 Sportback was originally introduced during the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition and has a system that can deliver 408 horsepower. Fifty-four different electric cars were evaluated for the award with the readers of the magazine choosing the top car for each category.

Press Release

eCar Award for Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi scores with its plug-in hybrid strategy. At the eCar Awards by Auto Bild and Auto Test magazines, Audi took first place with the A3 Sportback e-tron* and the TT offroad concept car.

The Audi A3 Sportback e‑tron was the winner in the “Best Plug‑In Hybrid – Production Vehicles” category. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development of AUDI AG, accepted the eCar Award yesterday at the Paris Motor Show: “Our Audi A3 Sportback e‑tron has impressed our customers with the everyday practicality of its plug‑in hybrid drive system. It stands for performance, sportiness, comfort and efficiency.”

The Audi TT offroad concept made the best impression in the category of “Best Plug‑In Hybrid – Concept Vehicles”. Audi introduced this show car at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition in April. Its plug‑in hybrid drive system is capable of very dynamic performance with two electric motors and 300 kW (408 hp) of system power. 54 electric cars competed in this fifth edition of the eCar Award. Readers of Auto Bild and Auto Test voted in eleven categories.
Fuel consumption of the models named above:

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.7 – 1.5 (138.4 – 156.8 US mpg);
Combined electrical consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.4 – 11.4;
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 39 – 35 (62.8 – 56.3 g/mi)

Topics: audi, audi a3, e-tron

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