Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn
voiced his doubts about the cost and infrastructure associated with building hydrogen
fuel cell vehicles, but according to
Autocar, that isn’t stopping
Audi from developing a fuel-cell version of the
Audi A7. While we’re inclined to take this report with a grain of salt, this wouldn’t be the first time a
VW executive has made seemingly
damning statements about electric powertrains that later proved to be incorrect.
After speaking with
Audi technical chief Wolfgang Dürheimer,
Autocar reports that Audi is building a fuel cell
A7 that is expected to be ready for testing by August. Like the electric
E-Tron and natural-gas-powered
G-Tron models, the hydrogen fuel cell Audis could, if produced, carry their own «tron» nomenclature.