Audi Drives Into the Future With Green TechnologyNov 8th, 2016
For those who crave electric or hybrid technologies but the elegance and luxury that Audi is known for, the wait is over. The all-new 2016 A3 E-Tron was designed by an efficient team of engineers who believe in a brighter, greener future–and that starts with eco-friendly technologies. With the option of choosing between four driving modes that range from fully electric to fully gasoline-automated, the A3 E-Tron is the car of the future.
The Future of Driving is Here
The A3 E-Tron allows drivers to select between EV Mode, Hybrid Mode, Hybrid Hold and Hybrid Charged. In EV Mode, which is also the default, drivers can drive up to 26 kilometres on electric power only. That’s a whole lot of savings at the pumps! Hybrid mode uses both the battery and the engine, whereas Hybrid Hold reserves your battery charge. In Hybrid Charged Mode, the combustion engine is used to charge the battery. The A3 E-Tron’s electric motor provides 243 lb-ft of torque, giving you a smooth ride and unbeatable performance. The gasoline engine, on the othe rhand, offers 1.4L at 150 HP, which gives you just the right amount of backup when the electric motor requires charging.
Audi’s new A3 E-Tron isn’t your typical hybrid vehicle. It takes just two-and-a-half hours to fully charge, upon which you may run on electricity for more than 25 kilometres at a time. The unique Sportback design doesn’t take away from the traditional luxury of Audi, with impressive cargo space, LED lights, and the classic S-line elements of design. The compact battery module was strategically placed beneath a rear seat, so precious space is never compromised.
Go Green, Get Green!
The Ministry of Transportation Ontario has launched an Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP) which aims to make it easier than ever for Ontarians to switch to an electric car. Pollution caused by greenhouse gasses, like car emissions, are on the rise across Canada and this incentive aims to reduce the impact of smog on our environment and general health. Audi’s A3 E-Tron has made the list of vehicles eligible for an annual rebate. Applicants have six months from the date the vehicle was purchased, leased or ordered to submit an incentive application, upon which the incentive amount will be based on the program parameters at the purchase or lease date.
For those driving an Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron, you could get a return of up to $8,095 on your purchase, $2,696 on a one-year lease, $5,399 on a two-year lease and $8,095 on a three-year lease! When you go green, you get a little green of your own right back in your pocket! The future of cars is evolving, and Audi Canada has taken the lead with an incredible electric hybrid that resembles all of the classic luxury of the original Audi brand, while rethinking the future of eco-friendly driving.