Hydrogen – Fuel Cell Technology, Infrastructure

Audi Introduces Hydrogen Fuel Cell A7 Sedan

November 20, 2014

Photo by Paul Clinton.
Photo by Paul Clinton.

Audi has added its name to the list of automakers developing a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, as the automaker introduced the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The all-wheel-drive A7 h-tron uses a fuel cell to charge its lithium-ion battery and power its electric motor and produces 230 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The vehicle can also charge in plug-in electric mode; a full-charge takes two hours. The concept vehicle has achieved 310 miles of range in initial testing, according to Audi.

When operating in fuel-cell mode, the vehicl needs 2.2 pounds of hydrogen to reach 62.1 miles. The vehicle sheds weight by using a plastic exhaust system.

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