Description

The 2017 A3 Sportback e-tron is a plug-in hybrid version of Audi’s A3 Sportback. The A3 e-tron is powered by a 75 kW electric motor and 1.4L TFSI engine. The A3 etron’s 8.8kWh battery pack give the car a 16-mile all-electric range and an all-eletric top speed of 80mph. The gasoline engine and electric motor will take the car from 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph.

Specs
  • Vehicle Type: Cars, Four-Door Hatchback
  • Drivetrain: PHEV
  • Electric Range: 16 mi
  • Total Range: 380 mi
  • Top Speed: 130 mph
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Connector Type(s): J1772
  • Price (USD): $37,900
  • Vehicle Website: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
  • Sources: Autoblog
  • CVRP Eligible
7 comments on “Audi A3 Sportback e-tron”
  1. D Link says:

    The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron expected electric miles display is optimistic. We have seen between 22 and 28 miles shown, however, the actual pure electric miles you will receive is dependent upon the outside temperature, how many accessories are running, your vehicle load of passengers, your speed, and whether you are in city or highway driving.

    WINTER, expect 16-18 miles, due to use of the heater, headlights, wipers, defrosters, and cold weather reducing lithium ion battery performance.
    SPRING and FALL, expect 20-22 miles, with occasional outliers of up to 24 miles, due to optimal temperature range for lithium ion batteries and better weather conditions.
    SUMMER, expect 19-21 miles, with AC cutting into your range, though not significantly.

    TOTAL GASOLINE AND ELECTRIC RANGE, expect 430 miles average. The listed 380 miles total range is well below what we see on our screen. We have only filled our 10.6 gallon gasoline tank twice since purchase and still have over 90% gasoline range available. We have NOT taken our Audi on a long trip yet, though have been told by others (who owned the 2016 model) to expect 60-70mpg overall, while we are currently hovering from 140 to 155 mpg overall. WE ALWAYS CHARGE WITH OUR 240 VOLT EVSE AT HOME, plus often use free or low-cost public EVSEs when we have the time to be parked for an hour or two (2 hours, 15 minutes for full charge).

    Quick acceleration, lots of stop & go speed up and slow down for the next light, will cause a drop in range, though only 1 or 2 miles. Freeway speeds of 70+ mph will reduce range.
    We have a trailer hitch installed (from Westfalia in Germany) and can tow up to 3500 lbs., though our trailer is only 1350 lbs. We expect our mpg to drop to the low 30s range.

    All these estimates are from our actual ownership and driving of our 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, currently with 2400 miles on the odometer.

  2. Tom B. says:

    The 16 mile range is the EPA label “discounted” value. EPA deducts 30% from the actual UDDS (Urban Dyno Driving Schedule) for a more conservative city cycle range.
    see EPA website https://www.epa.gov/vehicle-and-fuel-emissions-testing/dynamometer-drive-schedules
    The actual UDDS is closer to 22-23 miles which CA now uses for determining the green HOV stickers and rebates, so it is still eligible. Actual users report about 20-21 miles. The car has modes you can select: EV motor only until depleted, Hybrid mix gas/battery, Hold Battery to “save” the battery for a restricted city drive, or Charge Battery using gas engine.

  3. S. L. Odom says:

    What is the total mileage the vehicle can go before having to ‘refuel’ given the 16 miles from battery source and (blank) mileage from gasoline? When are you stranded?

    1. John U'ren says:

      Hi Sonja,

      The Audi A3 e-tron has a total range of 380 miles, including the 16-mile all-electric range. After the first 16 electric miles, the gas engine kicks in and the vehicle can drive a further 364 miles in hybrid mode.

  4. david auch says:

    I was at the Alt Car Expo. Two interesting things.
    1) the 2017 A3 eTron there had 24 miles of electric on the gauge. No one from Audi could explain why. It was an Audi USA vehicle, not European
    2) apparently, according to someone from the state, CA might be adding a requirement for a plug in vehicle to get something line 20 miles all electric for it to qualify for a rebate. Personally, I think this makes a lot of sense. If the A3 only gets 16 miles it will not qualify. If it gets up to 24, it would.

  5. Bill Milow says:

    Where are the Toyota’s? And specifically the Toyota Prius PHEV?

    1. John U'ren says:

      Hi Bill,

      We currently only track vehicles that are for sale and are of the current model year. Toyota pulled their plug-in Prius for 2016. When Toyota releases the plug-in Prius Prime in 2017, we’ll be happy to add it to the tracker. Thank you!

      John

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