Shanghai Auto Show Audi Gives 'Sneak Preview' Of E-Tron Concept Car

Audi AG gave a "sneak preview" of the Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept Car, a fully-electric battery car that is expected to be unveiled at the Shanghai Autoshow, as other automakers' preparations were in full swing.

Audi AG and its China joint-venture partner FAW Group said this in a statement that they will produce and sell five "E-Tron" plug-in cars in china over the next five years, part of a global push to boost sales of all-electric battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

As part of this agreement, the two companies recently began producing in China the first of the five planned cars, a plug-in hybrid version of the Audi A6l. The model is expected to hit the market later this year.