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Audi May Offer An A4 Plug-in Hybrid by 2014!

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On August 22, 2011 @ 8:17 am In automotive,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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The tipping point is finally here. With new CAFE regulations [1] and more consumers interested in fuel efficient vehicles than ever before, even companies like Audi are capitulating to demand for plug-in hybrids [2] and electric vehicles [3]. The latest news in the wind is that Audi [4] may offer an A4 plug-in hybrid sedan by 2014! We expect the car to have a lot in common with the A3 model eTron pictured here, except in a sedan package.

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According to Left Lane News [5], the rumored A4 plug-in hybrid will not be mated with a traditional combustion engine, leaving us guessing what the partner for the motor will be. The motor will sit at the back axle instead of under the hood, and will have a similar electric range to the Chevy Volt of about 37 miles.

+ Audi USA [4]

Via Left Lane News [5]


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[1] CAFE regulations: http://inhabitat.com/president-obama-announces-54-5-mpg-average-fleet-goal-for-all-us-automakers/

[2] plug-in hybrids: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=plug-in+hybrid

[3] electric vehicles: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[4] Audi: http://www.audiusa.com

[5] Left Lane News: http://www.leftlanenews.com/audi-a4-plug-in-hybrid-coming-in-2014.html

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