Serial Audi A3 g-tron Comes to Geneva Motor Show

March 2, 2013 at 11:54 am

At the Geneva Motor Show, Audi will show us the most recent trends in the development of future models. Personification of some of those will be the hybrid hatchback Audi A3 Sportback e-tron with petrol and electric motors. The second one – Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, the engine of which is configured for both petrol and artificial methane. The main “trick” of the car is that it initially was configured to run on e-gas fuel.

2013 Audi A3 g-tron

2013 Audi A3 g-tron Photo

Gas cylinders are composed of three layers. Internal are made out of polyamide, for tightness. The middle layer which can withstand a lot of pressure is made out of polymer, reinforced with carbon fiber. And the outer layer is made of a polymer, reinforced with fiberglass – it is necessary for protection from external damage.

2013 Audi A3 g-tron

2013 Audi A3 g-tron Pic

On the creation of the fuel were working the specialists in Munich division of the Audi company SolarFuel. It is an artificial methane produced by converting it from the electricity and carbon dioxide. In hatchback gas will be stored in two special bottles (lighter than traditional 27 kg) for up to 15 kg (100 liters at a pressure of 200 bar). There is also a tank of gasoline of 50 liters. Thus, when completely charged reservoirs of Audi A3 Sportback g-tron can provide you with the ride of up to 1,300 kilometers. In the combined cycle the five-door model consumes 3.5 kg of natural gas per 100 kilometers, emitting less than 100 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

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