Audi unveils A7 H-tron hydrogen plug-in hybrid at 2014 LA Auto Show

Audi’s A7 Sportback H-Tron plug-in hybrid fuel cell electric vehicle was unveiled at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Just a concept for now, the vehicle uses an AC charging inlet to recharge an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

The battery pack gives the vehicle an electric range of 50 kms, and in addition to the 4 hydrogen tank, total range is 500 kms.

Similar to the Tesla Model S Dual Motor, the Audi A7 H-tron uses one electric motor on each axle. 0-60 mph time is 7.8 seconds, with a top speed of 130 mph.

It covers over 500 kilometers (310.7 mi) on one tank of fuel – and its exhaust emits nothing more than a few drops of water: The A7 Sportback h tron quattro uses a powerful, sporty electric drive with a fuel cell as its energy source, in combination with a hybrid battery and an additional electric motor in the rear. Its drive configuration makes the emission-free Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro a quattro through and through, with 170 kilowatts of power at its disposal – a new departure in fuel cell cars. There is no mechanical connection between the front and rear axles. As an e quattro, the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro features fully electronic management of torque distribution.


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Alan Moeller

By Alan Moeller

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1 comment

  1. While it is moving in the right direction – It is my opinion that the All Electric Range should be bumped up to 100 Kms or more – 100 miles of the total 300 miles – but the total then could be even grater at ~ 350 miles!

    Most importantly – the ability to Charge it up at home for commuting, and charge it up on public chargers for extra errands as needed, and only use the Hydrogen when making extended trips, or multi-stop tightly scheduled days in city.

    Then – H2 Filling stations needs could be reduced, and placed more between cities, rather than in them!

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