Exterior sketch of the Audi e-tron quattro
Audi, together with LG Chem and Samsug SDI korean battery makers, aims to take on Tesla with its new full-electric sport utility vehicle that drives 500 kilometers in a single charge.
Audi is set to unveil a preview of the e-front quattro concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
The company plans to start the production of the car in 2018 as its first mainstream electric car.
"An EV with a 500 kilometer driving range is a revolution that would help jump-start the still nascent EV market" industrial said.