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    Audi A3 E-tron

    I guess this is the VW equivalent:
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    It's too difficult to give those figures as it would entirely depend on your personal circumstances, how much mileage you do on individual journeys and your charge cycle. The tests they do for the official figures are a bit of a joke, but until they come up with a representative test that...
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    They've probably added these things in as they cost Audi comparatively little while adding a lot more value to the car, to offset the higher price of the Hybrid. I suspect that's why anyway. So removing those options from the base spec wouldn't change the price that much.
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    I know, my A3 is Scuba blue! Great colour. Mine does need a wash though...
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    I commute 30 miles a day and do 18,000 miles a year!
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    Sounds great! What spec did you go for?
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    And yet all involved agree that it is happening... if they were motivated to give the impression more research is needed, it'd be much more contentious an issue than it is. As it is though, the jury is in and the evidence shows what is happening. There are far too many already-debunked myths...
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    Which financially led scientists? I'm not sure you understand much about how science and research funding works, but the funding isn't dependent on the results that are obtained.
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    I'm not really sure how the green lobby can be called 'vested interest'. What would their motive be? Holland aren't cutting wind power at all, they are cutting the subsidies. All this proves is that wind power is a very sustainable and affordable technology now. Fossil fuel power generation in...
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    These are very recent figures, the increase in wind turbines (which I'm now proud to be part funding through my electricity plan) and recent strong wind has a large effect. Coal is on the decrease all the time, and will continue to decline in favour of other methods.
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2359626/wind-power-surge-sees-renewables-outstrip-coal
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    I think your figures are out of date. Recently, renewables (especially wind power) have been out-supplying coal in this country. Plus, you are using the same tired argument that many anti-EV people use - that all our electricity comes from burning coal so it doesn't matter... which is wrong. For...
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    I'm not going to get into it, but this is worth a read... http://www.skepticalscience.com/volcanoes-and-global-warming.htm
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    Hydrogen doesn't solve any of the problems though. It's massively expensive, requires huge amounts of energy to produce, and is far behind advancements in battery technologies. There is a saying "Hydrogen fuel cells are the future... and always will be". They won't catch up now. The oil...
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    So the technology behind the batteries on this scale is still in its infancy, what do you expect? The point is, things will get better as they become more popular and manufacturing processes, efficiency and materials improve over time. Don't you find it pretty amazing that a technology that is...
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    There is an Electric Toyota RAV 4 somewhere in California I believe with over 200,000 miles on the clock on the same battery pack, and still doing fine...
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    Thing is, everyone is saying batteries are going to deteriorate... but the evidence is that they are holding up a lot better than all the naysayers like to have you think.
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    I still want them to make an EV only version (like the eGolf - so the platform definitely supports it). That would be pretty attractive to me. Though I test drove a Tesla Model S today... and that is one hell of a machine! Amazing.
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    So, looks like earlier reports of not being able to spec options aren't true then. You get a whole load of stuff as basic kit as well!
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    Audi A3 E-tron

    And I would respectfully suggest that 98% of the world's scientific community know more than you do, and if you are going to disagree, you had better have damn good watertight reasons why! A single person changing their mind doesn't make a study, or evidence. And I will speak out against...
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