Audi just took the wraps off of the H-Tron Quattro Concept, the latest in the brand’s line of alternative energy concept vehicles.
Powered by a fuel cell making 110 kW (147 hp), the h-tron packs a battery pack that can add an additional 100 kW (134 hp) of power in short bursts. This is good for a total of 406 lb-ft of torque that should propel the h-tron from 0 to 62 mph in less than seven seconds.
The fuel cell and battery sends power to two electric motors – one up front making 90 kW (121 hp) and the other in the rear developing 140 kW (188 hp). The battery is located under the passenger and cargo compartments and weighs 132 lbs.
A large 320 watt solar roof can theoretically add upwards of 621 additional miles annually. Under normal conditions, when fully charged and the three hydrogen tanks are crammed full of 13.2 pounds of fuel, the h-tron has an estimated range of 372.8 mi.
With the dual motors, the h-tron has what Audi calls an electrified Quattro system. It’s attached to an adaptive air suspension and 22-inch wheels. The h-tron also features Audi’s suite of piloted driverless technologies.
Inside, the vehicle offers Audi’s gesture control technology and a few other oddities. For starters, there’s the software that provides assistance when loading up cargo that features two small sensors that scan items of luggage and displays the optimum loading order on a monitor mounted on the rear. Think of it as automated car-tetris.
An the mobile rear seat entertainment includes OLED Audi tablets that allow passengers to communicate with the driver, so kids can electronically tell their parents how much they hate their driving.