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Audi A3 e-tron: An inside report

Audi A3 e-tron

Nice inside report here with an Audi A3 e-tron.

The E-tron is impressive under the hood: It has a liquid and air cooling system to preserve the battery pack, which is split between the spaces under the trunk and passenger area–a clever modification of the gas-powered A3 that ensures no actual trunk space is taken up by the battery pack.

Audi’s vehicle gets 87 miles of range, which is more than enough for most city drivers. And it can get an 80% charge in 30 minutes with a DC charger. So far, feedback has been positive, according to Jeff Curry, Audi of America’s director of e-mobility. He says in an email: “The feedback on the A3 E-tron has confirmed that electric driving is not the case of making compromises, but actually brings a new dimension to Audi. The car fits easily into everyday life and, importantly, demonstrates the role of a premium brand electric car as a part of your household fleet.”