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Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept live from L.A.

The Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept is currently being showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show and we managed to grab some live pics. It’s without any doubt one of the most interesting vehicles exhibited since it’s not only a fuel cell vehicle but it also has a plug-in hybrid system so the level of complexity is quite high for this concept which weighs 1,950 kg.

Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept
Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept

Gone is the conventional combustion engine as under the hood there are 300 individual fuel cell working in the 230-360 voltage range. When running in fuel cell mode, the concept consumes 1 kg of hydrogen for each 100 km (62 miles) travelled and provides a maximum range of 500 km (310.7 miles) thanks to its four hydrogen tanks. Refilling them will take around three minutes so it’s only a little bit more than a conventional refill.

Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept
Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept

The Audi A7 h-tron quattro concept also has a 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack boosting range by 50 km (31.1 miles) while the electric motors mounted at the front and rear are driving the two axles independently. The combined output stands at 228 bhp and 540 Nm which allows the vehicle to run the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 7.9 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 180 km/h (111.8 mph).

At the moment there aren’t any plans to put the concept into production.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.