Any A3 Etron Drivers here?

Discussion in 'Audi' started by Frank K, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Frank K

    Frank K New Member

    I drive the A3 Etron (2017) since July ... enjoy it every day. I am still curious about a few things that I have not figured out. Is there anyone here that drives this car?
  2. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Active Member

    Glad to hear you like your e-tron! I have never seen one in person. They're still pretty rare vehicles at least around here.

    Have you checked on an audi e-tron specific forum? In order to get any good information on my Spark EV I had to go to a model specific forum. Try

    There won't be a very active discussion about general EV news there. But for specific questions and tips that type of forum is useful.
  3. Frank K

    Frank K New Member

    Thanks for the advice ... I am already member of that forum and there is some good info there. However a lot of people do not seem to realize that there are different versions of the software based on the model package (I have the lowest level Premium package). So I am looking around if there is someone with a better comprehension of my questions ;-)

    Also, I bought my car in a different state (they are not easy to come by) and the email answer from that Audi dealer are not helpful either.

    Well, I keep looking and experimenting .... Driving PHEVs and BEVs is so much more interesting that regular cars :)
  4. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Active Member

    Hopefully you find the answer to your questions. Sorry I couldn't be of more help! :)

    But yes, EVs are fascinating. The cars engage me more than any ICE car I have ever owned.

    It is always exciting to get in on new technology early! I always enjoy watching these things develop.
  5. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    @Frank K , what is the question you have? Maybe I can get an answer for you.
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  6. Frank K

    Frank K New Member

    Hi Dominic,

    the main issue right now is to get better reports on the distance I am driving "all electric". The documentation claims there is a report screen accessible through the GU (see attached snapshot)I. Even being a techie myself, I cannot find this screen. My suspicion is that my base version of the car (Premium) does not support this. Cannot get any answer from Audi or any other driver of the E-tron. The Audi guy claims it should be working.

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  7. Jack

    Jack Administrator Staff Member

    While I do not drive an E-tron, I believe your suspicion is correct. I may be wrong, but I think the base version has a different infotainment system? Or at least different version
  8. CA e-tron owner

    CA e-tron owner New Member

    better reports on the distance I am driving "all electric".

    Go to menu, then slide the round chooser knob to the side. This gets you into the menu categories for EV/gasoline percentages, plus several other categories. Whenever you see the striped red trapezoid to the left of an item, you can slide/rock the chooser knob to enter more categories.
  9. Frank K

    Frank K New Member

    Thanks CA e-tron owner ... I tried all this and finally got a chance to meet my Audi sales person again, he unfortunately confirmed that the lowest package (Premium) does not have this feature :-( ... well you cannot have it all. I'd rather have the batteery pack upgrade you mentioned in another post!

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