Audi has unveiled the H-Tron Quattro Concept, a Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered zero-emissions SUV, at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
The Audi H-Tron concept is powered by a 180bhp Hydrogen Fuel Cell which is aided by a 1.8kWh lithium-ion battery, which can provide an extra 134bhp for short periods of time. The hydrogen is stored in three carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic tanks that are kept at a constant pressure of 700bar. Audi claims that the H-Tron Quattro has a range of 600 kilometers.
Both the Hydrogen Fuel Cell and the Li-ion battery are connected to two electric motors, one on each axle, with their own single speed planetary gear system. The combined torque figure from both powerplants is 550Nm. The 0 – 100km/h sprint takes under seven seconds and the top speed is limited to 200km/h.