What we love about it This is Audi’s first entrance into the PHEV space. The e-Tron provides city all electric driving with stunning acceleration instant torque and handling. The electric motor is tied to the petrol gear box so gear changes through the paddle shifters makes you feel like you’re driving a performance petrol car, except it’s electric.
On the open road the A3 e-Tron excels when EV range runs dry and the e-Tron reverts to a more traditional petrol car. Brilliant build quality.
What we love about it We’ve recently test driven the Q7 e-Tron, and what a beast.
The Q7 e-Tron provides city all electric driving with gentle electric acceleration providing an emissions free option around town. The regenerative breaking makes chewing through diesel around town a thing of the past.
Head out of town and the 3.0 litre diesel provides effortless torque for long range, and relatively low emission, driving. Combined with the electric motor the Q7 e-Tron could tow a bus on the open road.
The electric motor is tied to the DSG gear box so gear changes through the paddle shifters makes you feel like you’re driving a performance SUV, except it’s electric.
Get ready to sell the house though, it starts at $158,000.