Many drivers have become very conscious of their carbon footprint. These drivers are concerned with the amount of fossil fuels they may be burning and worry about the impact it will have on the environment. Fortunately for them, there are a number of automotive options to choose from, including some new designs coming from Audi. The company said it anticipates about one-fourth of the company’s sales will come from electrified cars and SUVs. Audi anticipates its 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.
But, such a model won’t work too well without charging stations, something Audi is addressing. The company is working on implementing a nationwide, 150-kilowatt fast-charging network to help these drivers of the future.
While you wait for the new all-electric SUV model, come visit Audi of Nashua and take a look at 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 and 2016 Connected Green Car of the Year awards. For a combined 204 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which can be found here at Audi of Nashua, 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.
The A3 Sportback comes with several excellent features, including a 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. Gentle, corrective steering efforts assist the driver to remain in their lane. Steering wheel vibration also occurs as an additional warning. Additionally, Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go uses radar and a camera to help detect vehicles in front and maintain a set distance between vehicles. The system helps maintains the set distance and speed by automatically applying the brakes or accelerating.