The Audi h-tron Quattro ConceptJan 25th, 2016
Audi 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.
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.
Zero global emissions with renewably produced hydrogen from the Audi e-gas facility in Werlte, Germany.
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 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.
Taut lines, clear shapes and sinuously stretched surfaces give the interior a clear, light character.