Four new Audi Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have recently been announced; the Audi Q5, A6, A7 and A8.
Added: 18 March 2019
Four new Audi Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have recently been announced; the Audi Q5, A6, A7 and A8. The 2019 Geneva Motor Show which takes places between the 7th March, 2019 till the 17th March, 2019 will showcase all four of the new PHEVs that will be made available later this year.
The four models are the Audi Q5 TFSI e, the Audi A6 TFSI e, the Audi A7 Sportback TFSI e and the Audi A8 TFSI e. Plug-in hybrids will now be signed by the “TFSI e” suffix since it now differs from all-electric car models. The sporty variants of these PHEVs (all but the A8) will be getting the S-Line exterior package as standard, a tightly-tuned suspension, higher boost performance for dynamic handling and sporty accents in the interior. The A6 and A7 PHEVs will also get black styling packages with darker trims, red brake callipers and a privacy glaze for the rear seats.
The hybrids will each have battery capacities of 14.1 kWh which will provide over 40 km (25 miles) of all-electric range. Each model will have a different exact number so take this as an average between all four models. Audi is looking at a 2-hour recharge with the 7.2 kW onboard charger and also around 385 V of system voltage.
Each car also uses a direct injection system that works together with the electric motor that is integrated in the eight-gear tiptronic transmission. Overall, the new PHEVs from Audi will be efficient, powerful and also look great thanks to the variety of models and design choices.
PHEVs come with a number of advantages such as zero fuel emissions when driving on electricity and also being more fuel efficient in start-stop traffic conditions. They’re also very easy to drive and cheaper to run if you’re a regular driver that does a couple of shorter commutes each day. We should also remind you that PHEVs come with better tax efficiencies, meaning you’ll be saving quite a lot of money in the long run if you own a PHEV.
Batteries have also come a long way in PHEVs and also, they won’t allow you to drive too far on just a single charge, shorter distances are very comfortable to drive and won’t make you double-think about how much fuel you have in the tank before you get in the car. Thankfully, PHEVs are hybrids and this means that even if you do run out of electricity, you can still fill up the tank as usual and continue using your car as you normally would. The added convenience of a hybrid engine can be incredibly useful while also helping you save money and be more environmentally conscious.
With great features, respectable speeds and excellent fuel economy, the new Audi PHEVs are shaping up to be fantastic vehicles that will interest many people in purchasing a PHEV of their own. If you’re looking for something a little sportier, then do remember that the new Audi PHEVs do come with some unique sporty varieties.
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