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The 2014 Audi A3 E-tron plug-in hybrid will launch in 2014, but will make an appearance at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show

Audi revealed its 2014 A3 E-tron, which is the automaker's entry into the plug-in hybrid market.

The 2014 Audi A3 E-tron plug-in hybrid features a 148-HP 1.4-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that offers 100 HP. It gets 188 MPG on the European cycle, and can run 31 miles on electric alone at speeds up to 80 MPH.

Audi also mentioned a new six-speed e-S tronic transmission, which transfers the power to the front wheels. The car can go from zero to 62 MPH in 7.6 seconds.

"The electrification of the drivetrain, above all using plug-in technology, will play a decisive role in the model strategy of (Audi)," said Audi in a statement. "This latest development is designed to give some insight into how the technology will take shape in the Audi models of the future."

The 2014 Audi A3 E-tron plug-in hybrid will launch in 2014, but will make an appearance at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.

Source: Edmunds

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RE: plug-in?
By Mint on 2/23/2013 12:30:08 PM , Rating: 2
And they will not be used just at night, get real.
Did I say just at night? NO, I said the MAJORITY of charging will be at night. Why the hell would anyone prefer a going to a charging station when plugging in at home only takes 10 seconds each day? Most households have a garage/carport, ~90% of new homes do, and most of those without one either don't have a car or aren't buying new anyway, so don't act like that is going to make everyone charge during the day.

80% of days where a car is driven involve <55 miles for the day. That's a fact. People who do long trips very often won't buy EVs, so it'll be even more concentrated among EV owners.

Finally, for PHEVs (e.g. the subject of this article), the whole point is to charge at night and use gas when you run out.
Are you this thick? I cannot think of two worst options for new power generation than these.
It's not my choice. It's FACT, which I know is a foreign concept to you.

I don't support wind, because the variation in output prevents us from using the most efficient (and cheapest) natural gas generation. Unfortunately, that's the reality of new generation today - lots of it is wind.

It's not just environmentalists pushing for it. Natural gas generators know that they are the only way to back up wind and solar fluctuations, and they'd rather sell expensive peaking energy than cheap baseload. T. Boone Pickens is a huge force behind the pro-wind movement.

But why are you against natural gas generation? It's the cheapest method around right now. I support nuclear because it's clean and I think the long term cost can get extremely low, but for now natural gas is cheaper and lower risk.

RE: plug-in?
By MadMan007 on 2/23/2013 2:41:46 PM , Rating: 2
Don't worry about Reclaimer77, he thinks that everyone who says anything positive about solar, wind, or other 'green' fuels is a hippy liberal anti-capitalist America hater. It's just easier for his little brain to categorize people that way.

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