Audi gave CNET a chance to drive its A3 e-tron, a new plug-in hybrid model, at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show.
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At the 2014 Detroit auto show, Audi unveiled its Allroad Shooting Brake concept, using a plug-in hybrid system for an all-wheel-drive light offroader.
You may have to do without a roof, but the e-tron Spyder makes up for this omission with great looks, blistering pace and extraordinary economy.
Unlike the hard-top e-tron, which was purely electric, this model is a plug-in hybrid that uses a lithium ion battery plus a pair of 88bhp electric motors mounted to the front axle.
Remember that Audi e-tron we showed you last year? Y'know, the electric R8? Audi's only gone and lopped the roof off to make a spyder version. Somebody pass us a Tena Lady.
Audi let CNET drive its A3 E-tron prototype, an electric car that seems road-ready, as it matches many of the features found in electric cars currently in production.
Driving a prototype Audi A3 E-tron electric car, CNET found a vehicle that seems production-ready.
Audi issued a press release about its Quattro Laserlight concept, to be shown at CES 2014, which will uses lasers for its headlights and a powerful plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
Among the new models that will debut at next week's Los Angeles Auto Show will be long-awaited updates to the Audi A3, Subaru WRX, and Mini Cooper.
A closer look at the electric A3 that Audi will begin testing in the U.S.