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Audi Q5 Hybrid Fuel Cell Revealed

Audi Q5 Hybrid Fuel Cell

Audi brought to this year’s Michelin Challenge Bibendum an experimental Q5 Hybrid Fuel Cell model. With this green SUV, the German automaker is studying the potential of mixing a hybrid powertrain with the hydrogen fuel cell technology for improving the driving range in comparison to a regular hydrogen-powered car that uses hydrogen fuel cells to generate the necessary electricity.

Audi Q5 Hybrid Fuel Cell

The car has two high-pressure cylinders in which the hydrogen is stored at a pressure rate of 10,153 psi (700 bar). The engineers used a polymer electrolyte membrane for manufacturing the fuel cell, which generates 131 hp (133 PS / 98 kW). The two electric motors have been installed close to the car’s wheels and they offer a combined output of 121 hp (122 PS / 90 kW) and a peak torque of 309.78 lb.-ft (420 Nm). For storing energy, the Audi Q5 HFC has a 1.3 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Audi Q5 Hybrid Fuel Cell

No words about the fuel economy or the driving range of the car as the model is still in its early stages of development but the project looks very promising  and we hope that someday Audi will roll out a production version based on this concept.

Audi Q5 Hybrid Fuel Cell

Source: Audi via WCF

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