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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two

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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two

By now you’ve hopefully read part one of this economy comparison test, where we set out for 100 kilometres of urban driving. The aim of part one was to find out which of the four cars on test – Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i3 range-extender, Citroen C4 Cactus and Toyota Prius – was the most efficient, city-friendly commuter...

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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one

With fuel prices hitting decade lows in recent times, there has arguably never been a worse time to buy an economy-focused car. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options out there for people who are thinking about long-term sustainability and doing their bit for the environment...


Audi 'Q6' e-tron quattro electric crossover on Australian radar
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Audi 'Q6' e-tron quattro electric crossover on Australian radar

Audi Australia began its move into vehicle electrification this week with the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid, but it’s also looking beyond this technology to its first fully electric car. As we know, Audi will premiere a concept car called the e-tron quattro in a few weeks at the Frankfurt motor show...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review

The Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid stands out because it blends in.


Audi Australia "not afraid" to invest in infrastructure for electric Q6 and e-tron models
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Audi Australia "not afraid" to invest in infrastructure for electric Q6 and e-tron models

Audi Australia is ready to invest in infrastructure to support its upcoming plug-in electric e-tron and full-electric passenger cars as momentum behind the electric vehicle movement increases. Audi announced last year that e-tron variants are likely to be introduced across almost all model lines in the range, making it a key drivetrain pillar to sit alongside diesel and petrol drivetrains...


2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron pricing and specifications

Audi’s first-ever plug-in hybrid, the 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron, is now on sale in Australia from $62,490 plus on-roads. This news follows confirmation last year that the A3 Sportback e-tron, just the first of an onslaught of e-tron models, would come to Australia with a price tag in the neighbourhood of $60,000...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival

The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid hatchback will arrive on sale in Australia in March next year, with pricing “estimated at $60,000”. The new model – which is set to establish a new “pillar for the brand” – is the first such plug-in hybrid car from Audi, based on its most popular model, the A3 Sportback five-door hatch...


2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review
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2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review

The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron arrived locally in left-hand-drive, still with Ingolstadt number plates, at a pre-launch drive that highlighted the plug-in hybrid model's attributes.


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : Technical Guide
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : Technical Guide

It looks like a regular Audi A3 from the outside, but hiding behind the famed four-ring badge is something that makes the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron very different from every model that has come before it. That front badge hides the charge point connection for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which is a plug-in hybrid, petrol-electric, genre-bending model that is still conventional in many ways...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the brand's first plug-in hybrid car. Matt Campbell finds out what it's like.


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron to establish the plug-in hybrid pillar for the brand in Australia
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron to establish the plug-in hybrid pillar for the brand in Australia

The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will be the first plug-in hybrid from the German luxury brand to be sold in Australia – but it almost certainly won’t be the last. The new A3 Sportback e-tron hatch will arrive in Australia in first quarter of 2015 – a slight delay on the car’s original predicted arrival late this year...


Audi A3 e-tron: concept nails 1.5L/100km fuel economy
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Audi A3 e-tron: concept nails 1.5L/100km fuel economy

The Audi A3 e-tron concept showcases a luxury hatchback that can consume just 1.5 litres of fuel per 100km using a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain. Audi has released pictures and details of the plug-in hybrid version of its new five-door A3, which is expected to go into production in 2014. In addition to the ultra-low fuel consumption, the Audi A3 e-tron emits just 35 grams of CO2 per kilometre...


Audi A3 e-tron plug-in favoured over pure EV
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Audi A3 e-tron plug-in favoured over pure EV

Audi will launch a plug-in version of its all-new small car, dubbed the Audi A3 e-tron, in 2014 in favour of a pure electric version, with Volkswagen Group engineers agreeing the hybrid technology is the best current solution for reducing fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions...


Audi A3 e tron Concept unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2011
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Audi A3 e tron Concept unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2011

Audi has just unveiled the Audi A3 e tron Concept at Auto Shanghai 2011 motor show in China. The car is based on the Audi A3 sedan as opposed to previous announcements which said the car would be based on the Audi A3 Sportback. In an unusual twist, Audi has decided to unveil the Audi A3 e tron Concept as a sedan rather than going with its original plans of showcasing the technology in an Audi A3 Sportback, as reported last week...