Audi Q6 E-Tron and H-Tron: The Future is Looking Green
While it might be green and environmental, its still very much an Audi and boasts impressive performance numbers for such a car.
Audi’s always been known for its high-performing, all-weather capable luxury vehicles. Well, they are turning over a new, much greener, leaf with their latest crop of engineering marvels.
The Best is Yet to Come
Audi’s announced they will start production of the Q6 E-Tron SUV in 2018. An all-electric model, the Q6 E-Tron will use technology perfected in the R8 E-Tron electric supercar. It will sit between the Q5 and Q7 in size and dimension, however, in terms of pricing might be well above as it will host a plethora of brand new technology and be all-electric.
The Audi Q6 E-Tron will utilize three electric motors, all well-balanced and placed on the front and rear axels and below the passenger compartment to help lower the centre of gravity to ensure Audi’s driving dynamics are left fully intact. As for electric range capability? Well, speculation has it sitting in the 310 mile range according to European testing cycles.
Audi will build its Q6 E-Tron at their Brussel plant in Belgium.
However, the Q6 E-Tron isn’t Audi’s only foray into greener automobiles. Unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Audi H-Tron wowed journalists from around the world. Looking very similar to the E-Tron Quattro concept, the H-Tron is a hydrogen-powered vehicle with an estimated range of 372.8 miles (according to European cycles). And let’s not forget the integrated solar panels on the roof that Audi claims could recapture up to 621 miles of range over a year of driving.
Audi is Ready to Impress
The range isn’t the most impressive part about the H-Tron actually. While it might be green and environmental, its still very much an Audi and boasts impressive performance numbers for such a car. The powertrain benefits from both a fuel cell and lithium ion batteries. The fuel cell hydrogen system produces 148 horsepower on its own, and the batteries boost that by 134 more ponies. The H-Tron also offers up 406 lb-ft of torque.
Audi’s proven that green doesn’t have to be dull, and in fact can be as dynamic as a gas-powered version. For more information, contact Glenmore Audi and don't forget to book a test drive!