Audi h-tron quattro concept

Unveiling the Audi h-tron quattro concept

High range, swift refueling, sporty road performance: The Audi h-tron quattro concept car can boast all these virtues.

The brand with the four rings is unveiling its concept car Audi h-tron quattro concept at the NAIAS 2016 in Detroit - a sporty SUV that uses hydrogen as its energy source. The concept car combines a highly efficient fuel cell achieving an output of up to 110 kW with a battery that provides a temporary boost of 100 kW. Audi's fuel cell technology paves the way for sustainable mobility with the sporty performance for which the brand is renowned.

The Audi h-tron quattro concept uses only around one kilogram (2.2 lb) of hydrogen per 100 kilometers (62.1 mi). It takes only about four minutes to fill the tank, giving the car a range of up to 600 kilometers (372.8 mi). The conspicuously aerodynamic design with a Cd value of 0.27 plays a major part in its outstanding efficiency.

In another major step, Audi will go into production with its new technologies for piloted driving and parking in 2017. This technology study already provides a glimpse of things to come.

The Audi h-tron quattro concept is equipped with electrified quattro drive. Each motor powers one set of wheels. The torque can be varied continuously for both axles. Efficiency is the priority for the electric motor management concept. At low loads only the front axle receives propulsive power, and at very low speeds the power is supplied solely by the battery. The e‑quattro concept requires precise coordination of the electric motors - the technology study Audi h-tron quattro offers the sporty, stable and high-traction drive of a production car with mechanical quattro drive.The Audi h-tron quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in less than seven seconds; its top speed is governed at 200 km/h (124.3 mph). The silent thrust is already available in full from the start. The energy from moderate brake applications is channeled back into the high-voltage battery by the electric motors. The driver can influence the degree of recuperation by selecting either gliding mode or coasting recuperation. The four wheel brakes only cut in if harder or emergency braking is required.The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.