To the Sahara and back in the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
To mark the arrival of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the brand’s first production plug-in hybrid, we take the car on a 4000-mile round trip to Morocco.
Passing through France and Spain, we catch the ferry at the port of Algeciras and cross the Strait. Our destination: Morocco. The modern European-spec motorway takes us from Tangier to Marrakech where we reach the N9 route, one of the finest driving roads North Africa has to offer.
Most pure electric cars wouldn’t have been able to manage this marathon trip, not without stopping every 100 miles to be plugged in for a lengthy recharge. So we decided to take the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. It features both electric and petrol powertrains and a 1.4 TFSI engine, capable of both driving the wheels and recharging the battery pack.