As of 2022, the Audi
A3plug-in hybrid variant, otherwise known as the TFSI e, is only available in Europe. Whether or not future releases of this model will cross the Pacific Ocean into the United States is unknown.
Audi A3 Plug-in Hybrid
The Audi A3 TFSI e plug-in hybrid is exclusively available in Europe and can not be found in American dealerships.
Marketing from across the pond says it can achieve upwards of 40 miles in pure electric range before switching to traditional gas power. But after researching some customer reviews, it seems 25 to 28 miles is more accurate.
We may never know the whole truth because there isn’t any hint that this model will become available in the United States soon. In fact, Europe is already considering the possibility of phasing out plug-in hybrids altogether.
According to a
Reuters report, regulators plan to ban manufacturers from labeling PHEVs as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025. This is an attempt to expedite the transition to fully-electric vehicles. So the window might be closing on America's opportunity to get their hands on the Audi A3 TFSI e.
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Available Audi PHEVs
However, America hasn’t gotten the complete cold-shoulder from Audi’s plug-in hybrid division—both the Q5 TFSI e and the A7 TFSI e are available. Here is how they perform, according to the
U.S. Department of Energy:
Fuel economy (gas only)
Fuel economy (gas + electric)
Charging time (Level 2)
2022 Audi Q5 TFSI e
2022 Audi A7 TFSI e
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