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The Audi h-tron quattro concept

Audi h-tron quattro concept

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 along with the next generation of the A8 luxury sedan. The technology study already provides a glimpse of things to come.

*The collected fuel consumption of all models named here and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this Basic Info.

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High range, swift refueling, sporty road performance: The Audi h-tron quattro concept car can boast all these virtues.
The concept car Audi h-tron quattro concept
Audi is drawing on a wide variety of technologies in securing the mobility of the future, and thus providing an attractive proposition for every customer in every market.
In the concept car, the fuel cell is installed in the forward structure. Its 330 cells form what is known as a “stack.” Depending on the load point it operates in the voltage range of 220 to 280 volts.
The Audi h-tron quattro concept is equipped with electrified quattro drive. Each motor powers one set of wheels – as on the technology demonstrator Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro, which Audi presented in November 2014.
Underneath the inside floor, roughly in the middle of the passenger compartment, lies a compact lithium-ion battery weighing less than 60 kilograms (132.3 lb) and featuring highly performance-optimized cells.
Like on a car with combustion engine, refueling with hydrogen takes about four minutes. The three high-tech tanks communicate with the refueling system by infrared interface and equalize the pressure and temperature levels.
The Audi h-tron quattro concept achieves not just zero local emissions, but zero global emissions – if the hydrogen it runs on has been produced from water using renewable energy, as is the case at the Audi e-gas facility in Werlte, Lower Saxony.
The Audi h-tron quattro concept is equipped with all functions for piloted driving and parking that Audi is developing for production use. The combination of radar, camera and surround sensors supplies a complete model of the car’s surroundings.
The concept car generates all main lighting functions with Matrix laser technology, the next step forward in the development of automotive lighting technology.
The operating and display concept of the Audi h-tron quattro concept harmonizes perfectly with the sculptural, driver-oriented architecture of the cockpit, which is dominated by large OLED displays.
The rear passengers in the Audi h-tron quattro concept have two Audi tablets with OLED displays at their disposal.
The chassis, too, highlights the character of the Audi h-tron quattro concept. The adaptive air suspension sport – the air suspension with controlled damping – contributes to efficiency.
Thanks to its optimized use of space, the Audi h-tron quattro concept offers plenty of room for passengers and luggage.
Measuring 4.88 meters (16.0 ft) in length, 1.93 meters (6.3 ft) wide and with a 2.91 meter (9.5 ft) wheelbase, the Audi h-tron quattro concept is positioned between the Audi Q5 and the Audi Q7 SUVs.
The side view, too, expresses the character of the concept car. The flowing shoulder line forms distinctive blister contours above the aerodynamically optimized wheels in a nod to Audi’s quattro genes.
The greenhouse of the Audi h-tron quattro concept tapers sharply towards the rear.
Taut lines, clear shapes and sinuously stretched surfaces give the interior a clear, light character.
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