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Audi to take on Tesla with a high-end electric car

Frankfurt

AUDI plans to roll out an electric-powered crossover in 2017 to challenge Tesla Motors for wealthy, environmentally conscious consumers. The new model will mark Audi's first mainstream all-electric vehicle and is part of a push to roll out greener cars. Next year, Audi will introduce a battery-powered variant of the US$115,900 R8 sports car, which will follow the start of deliveries of the plug-in hybrid A3 E-Tron hatchback this year.

"Our engineers are working" on an electric car that will...

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