Published by Autobahn Buzz (Audi Hybrid)
Audi is actually taking a substantial step towards lasting flexibility involving the A3 Sportback g-tron hybrid. The compact five-door vehicle, due to create its launching at the end of the year, is powered through the CO2-neutral fuel Audi e-gas.
The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron hybrid arrives with the total range of Audi’s innovation expertise– from ultra-lightweight technology, and also infotainment, to driver assistance systems. First and also foremost it showcases state-of-the-art CNG drive technology, beginning using the fuel storage.
The containers include a fresh kind of matrix. The inner layer comprises of gas-impermeable polyamide polymer (GIPP), while a second level of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) provides the tank its extremely high durability; a 3rd level of eyeglasses fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) gives ruggedized security from harm through the exterior. High-strength epoxy plastic resin is utilized to bind the fiber reinforced materials.
A next highlight of the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron hybrid is its electronic gas pressure regulator. This compact because light component reduces the high pressure of the gas flowing through the cyndrical tubes to around 5 to 9 bar in two phases.
It assures that the appropriate pressure is actually always current in the gas rail and at the injector valves– reasonable tension for effective driving in the lesser velocity range, and higher when the driver requires more power and also torque.
The engine administration system immediately changes over to gasoline operation if the tension in the storage tank drops underneath ten bar. The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron hybrid is thoroughly bivalent, i.e. its functionality figures equal in CNG and gas forms.
CNG gives a range– based upon standard fuel consumption– of around 400 kilometres (248.55 miles), with fuel supplying one more 900 km (559.23 kilometers) if necessary; the absolute range is actually roughly on a par involving an Audi TDI. A couple of showcases in the instrument cluster provide the vehicle driver with current info on the fuel level in each of the tanks. The motorist details system also presents the present fuel consumption based upon the operating mode.
The 2 filler necks are set under a popular fuel flap. After refueling, and whenever it is actually extremely frigid, the engine is started involving gasoline initially, at that point it is converted to natural gas as promptly as achievable.
Developing 81 kW (110 hp) and 200 Nm of torque, the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron hybrid maintains a top speed of 190 km/h (118.06 mph), involving 0 to 100 km/h (0 – 62.14 miles per hour) having eleven moments. The five-door auto consumes on average less than 3.5 kilos per 100 kilometres of CNG or even Audi e-gas– the fuel that is actually produced from eco-electricity in the Audi e-gas project.
The greenhouse gas balance ares much more eye-catching in a well-to-wheel analysis that explains all factors through the fuel source to the car’s wheels. When the A3 Sportback g-tron hybrid is actually powered by Audi e-gas, say goodbye CO2 is launched than was chemically input in its manufacturing beforehand– producing a closed loop. When the electricity required to develop the e-gas establishment and also wind power generators is actually incorporated in an extensive investigation, CO2 emissions are still below 30 grams each kilometres (48.28 g/mile).