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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron road test report and review

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron road test report and review

AS premium class back-markers in the modern race to introduce electric models – great rivals BMW and Mercedes are already switched on – Audi will start to catch up in the New Year with the addition of this peppy plug-in hybrid version to their top-selling A3 range.

It marries the brand’s existing 150 PS 1.4 turbo petrol engine to a new 102 PS electric motor, sitting alongside it under the bonnet and energised remotely from a special high-voltage, lithium-ion battery pack in the floor under the rear bench seat. Housing that, plus the car’s normal 12v battery in that area has reduced boot volume by 100 litres, while adding 125 kg to the kerb weight, without drastically affecting the handling.

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Zoe

Can Renault’s Zoe spark change of attitude?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Renault is just one manufacturer trying to tempt buyers to go electric. Motoring writer Keith Ward finds out if its Zoe can do the trick. DRIVING an all-electric car is certainly different. Get in and with your foot on the brake press a “start” button.  Hear nothing.  Then see a […]

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BladeGlider

Futuristic styling, but BladeGlider not fictional

TAKE a look at the Nissan BladeGlider and you could be forgiven for thinking you are on the set of a science fiction film. But the BladeGlider is no flight of fantasy… the Japanese car giant views the car as the way forward for its electric vehicle (EV) development. And that says a lot for […]

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Mitsubishi backs Quentin Willson’s VAT cut plea

Cutting VAT on electric vehicles “would boost development and help sales”. MITSUBISHI is backing pundit Quentin Willson and the RAC, who are calling for the government to suspend VAT on all pure-electric vehicles (EVs). Removing VAT on pure-EVs would bridge the gap between the cost of an EV and that of a conventional vehicle – […]

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Electric and hybrid vehicles ‘to replace family cars’

A SURVEY by Glass’s, the UK’s leading vehicle valuation specialist, has revealed that aound two thirds (60%) of motorists think that electric vehicles may replace their household’s cars. Almost a quarter of those surveyed thought that electric and hybrid vehicles could fully replace their household’s cars, while the remaining 37% said that electric and hybrid […]

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