The right mode for the right requirements: “Hold”, “Charge” and dynamic
Regardless of the intelligence of the drive management system, the driver always remains in control. By pushing the EV button, they can switch between auto hybrid and electric-powered driving. With the dynamic handling system, setting the S tronic to “S”, the driver can get the full torque of the electric motor of 330 Nm available to them for up to 10 seconds. As soon as they take their foot of the accelerator, the electric motor switches to recuperation and recovers energy in generator mode allowing the vehicle to also quickly decelerate thanks to its electric motor.
Irrespective of the driving profile, both models always recuperate when the driver steps on the brakes. During braking, the system can recover up to 40 kW of power through the electric motor and store this in the battery.
The two plug-in hybrids drive on 18inch and 17inch alloy wheels as standard, with, 19 and 20 inch wheels in diameter also available as options. The body of these SUVs is 10 mm higher than that of the Q3 models with conventional drive systems – which means the ground clearance remains the same despite the cover plate for the battery.