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.