As part of an effort to become even more globally and environmentally conscious, Audi is stepping up its production plans to bring even more all-electric vehicles to the market. Reuters recently reported that Audi announced plans to have three electric car models by 2020. The goal is for the electric car offerings to make up between 25 and 30 percent of Audi offerings – that will also mean the company will step up developing charging stations for the expected increase of all-electric cars.

Audi of Nashua A3 Sportback

As this blog previously noted, the company’s first anticipated first all-electric SUV, the e-tron quattro concept, to hit the market by 2018. That SUV is expected to provide a range of about 250 miles on one electric charge, Audi said.

Until those all-electric models are available though, environmentally conscious drivers in New England have some options, particularly here at Audi of Nashua. Visit our showroom and take a look at the the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which recently  earned recognition as a leader in sustainable propulsion by qualifying as a finalist for the 2016 Luxury Green Car of the Year. For a combined 204 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, comes with a 1.4-liter TFSI engine that delivers 150 horsepower and the liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet-driven electric motor delivers 102 horsepower and nearly instantaneous torque.

One of the neat features of the A3 Sportback is the lane control alert. When driving at speeds above 38 miles per hour, the Audi active lane assist system detects when the vehicle begins to leave the lane without signaling. When this happens, the automobile makes gentle and corrective steering efforts to help the drivers stay in their lanes.