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Audi introduces Q8 plug-in hybrid concept at the Detroit Auto Show

Audi is expanding its crossover lineup with the addition of the Q6 and Q8 models. The automaker previewed what the new Q8 flagship SUV will look like with the debut of the Q8 concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The Torque Report notes that the Q8 concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid system that pairs a 3.0L V6 to…

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Audi preparing to launch new plug-ins, electric vehicles

Audi is moving toward with its goal of having plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicles make up 25 percent of its sales by 2025. Hybridcars.com reports that “sporty small cars and refreshed sedans” featuring fast, high-performance engines will drive Audi’s product lineup in the next several years. The new lineup includes the Audi A6/S6 models (2018) that will be offered…

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Plug-in hybrids with the best electric range

CheatSheet.com says car buyers looking for an plug-in hybrid don’t need to worry about the range anxiety that scares drivers away from pure electric vehicles. It spotlights seven plug-in hybrids with the most electric range, including the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (16 miles in EV mode, 560 miles of total range); Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (17 miles EV, 430 miles total range); Ford C-MAX…

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Review: 2016 Audi A3 Sportback E-tron

The Truth About Cars says the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback E-tron, a small hatchback wagon that is Audi’s first plug-in hybrid, represents a luxury upgrade over the Chevy Volt that delivers a better driving experience and offers more cargo space. But the reviewer prefers Audi’s A3 sedan, a more nimble car with only a slight drop-off in fuel efficiency. Read more.

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15 hybrids that don’t sacrifice cargo and passenger space

Motor Trend recently highlighted its picks for 15 hybrids that offer the best of both worlds —  impressive fuel economy and plenty of space for friends, family, and all of your gear. Here is the list of the new generation of hybrids that don’t sacrifice interior space to house powertrain components: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Toyota Prius Audi A3 e-Tron Subaru Crosstrek…

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“Floodgates opening…” with a dozen new plug-in hybrids arriving in 2016

HybridCars.com reports that a dozen new plug-in hybrids will be introduced this year, doubling the number of PHEVs currently for sale in the United States. The article describes the wave of new plug-in hybrids as “tantamount to a floodgate opening…” The new plug-in hybrids include: Audi A3 e-tron Sportback BMW 330e, BMW 740e Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Mercedes-Benz C350e, E350e, GLC 350e 4MATIC, GLE…

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Audi: Electric Vehicles Will Account for 25% of US Sales Within 10 Years

Audi has announced at the Los Angeles International Auto Show that 25% of its U.S. sales will come from electric vehicles by 2025. After launching the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid later this year, Audi will accelerate toward its goal of 25% electric vehicle sales with the production version of the fully electric Audi e-tron quattro concept SUV by 2018. Audi says…

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Audi prepares to introduce A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid in the U.S.

Green Car Congress reports that the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid will begin arriving in U.S. showrooms in the next few weeks. The move comes more than two and a half years after the car was first announced. Audi executives expect the vehicle to have fuel economy in the range of 83 to 86 MPGe combined with a range of…

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