A trip to Iceland may conjure up images of black sand beaches and snow-kissed mountains, but how about renewable energy? The country’s world-leading status in clean and renewable energy makes it the perfect place to take the new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid, discovering more about geothermal power and soaking up the incredible natural beauty along the way.
Iceland is rich in renewable and clean energy thanks to its geothermal power plants, hydroelectric dams and wind farms, and could soon become part of the UK’s energy supply. An exciting project, called IceLink, has been proposed that, if approved, would connect Iceland and northern Scotland via 1000km of undersea cabling.
Most of Iceland’s energy is produced using geothermal power, a process that uses heat from the earth to generate steam, which is then captured and used to generate electricity and heat homes. This process is so successful that around 99.9% of the buildings in Reykjavik are heated using geothermal water.
The A3 Sportback e-tron cruises comfortably around Iceland’s 1300km Route 1, taking in wonders such as ancient glaciers and the bubbling geysers from which the Audi has been re-charged. After a long day of exploring, the A3 heads back into the city to be plugged in one final time, and a dinner of fresh fish is in order – an Icelandic staple.
From cruising silently amongst mountains and glaciers to effortlessly gliding through a busy city, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid is the perfect car for every aspect of a busy life, so why not visit Jardine Motors Audi today to take one for a spin?