There has been plenty of noise made about hydrogen cars from just about every manufacturer of late. Honda and Toyota will become the first to bring their cars to the mass market with more undoubtably set to join them. Are we aiming for a hydrogen based future? At this point it is hard to tell, but from their latest concept car it would appear Audi are still interested in the alternative fuel. At the North American International Auto Show the Audi H-Tron was unveiled.
This SUV concept car builds upon other e-tron examples Audi has presented in the past, but now has a hydrogen fuel cell that has an efficiency rating of 60% cooperating with electric motors. With a refuelling time of less than four minutes and a range boasting 372 miles, the Audi H-Tron Quattro concept appears viable for real world use. 0-62MPH takes under seven seconds and it will do a top speed of 124 MPH. The car switches between front and all wheel drive dependent upon which environment the car finds itself in. Under the skin this H-Tron is the next Audi Q5 featuring the VW groups MLB platform.
Audi clearly want to make sure they have mastered hydrogen before entering the market.