Audi h-tron Quattro concept is a hydrogen fuel cell electric car that is cleaner than a conventional plug-in EV. A sporty SUV that uses hydrogen as its energy source. The concept car was unveiled at the NAIAS 2016 in Detroit, and a production version could be with us by the end of the decade. The concept car has its similarities with an e-tron concept that was launched last year but its differences are the peculiarity of the h-tron.
Audi h-tron Quattro concept – Driving Performance
The Audi h-tron Quattro concept has impressive driving range, quick refueling, and sporty driving performance. The fifth-generation fuel cell produces up to 110 kW power output and also has an auxiliary battery that delivers up to 100 kW for short- term boosting. With no emissions, the fuel cell drive system delivers efficiency and power, 600 km driving range. It can run 372 miles on a single tank of hydrogen, also refill in just four minutes. Lighter materials have been used which reduces the weight and improve performance responsiveness, service life and efficiency.
Audi h-tron Quattro concept – Unique Feature
The hydrogen tank is located beneath the passenger compartment or luggage compartment but this does not infringe on the interior. The advanced interior of the car features OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays. Also, one amazing characteristic is to take note of is its aerodynamics, the headlight assemblies sit with the front fascia and are made up of OLED elements and the light itself utilizes Matrix laser technology. There are no side view mirrors in this model. They have been replaced with small cameras, which allows for better aerodynamics. The body line runs from the upper tip of the headlight over the rear haunches. While another runs along the middle of the doors.
The seat position, temperature control can be controlled by the touch panel. The screen displaying current location with weather information and the interior temperature for the driver and passenger. It also has a wrist cushion. The luggage compartment to the rear can take up to 17.7 cubic feet of cargo but this does not affect the passenger space and they still have enough to stretch their legs, a concept meant for traveling in style and comfort.
The exterior is sporty and sleek, yet muscular enough to have a dominating look. All available sensor information is processed by a central driver assistance system, with blue horizontal lines lit up down its sides when driving in piloted mode.
Audi h-tron Quattro concept – An Environment-Friendly Vehicle
The concept rides on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB architecture from the latest A7. The h-tron’s 1.8-kWh battery pack weighs only 132 pounds and is fed by the hydrogen fuel stack, by generating energy under braking. Hence solar panels deliver 320 watts enough for a claimed free 621 miles range per year.
It has a full cell drive with additional lithium-ion battery for boosting and recuperation. An electrified Quattro layout. One electric motor at a front and one at a rear, the intelligent control strategy for interaction between power units.
The brand has developed for piloted driving – radar sensors, a new kind of video camera, ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner.