By 2020 Audi expects its EV sales to be in the six-figure range and plans to have 5 percent of its lineup be electric cars.

Audi believes there's a future for EVs in the coming years and the German automaker wants to be the top premium brand for electric cars by the end of the decade.

"By 2020, we want to be the leading premium seller of electric vehicles. We will successively bring out a variety of hybrid models and electric vehicles, such as our first plug-in hybrid in 2014," said Franciscus van Meel, Audi's manager for electric mobility strategy, in the Autoweek/Automotive News story.

Van Meel, speaking at a technical workshop at the company headquarters, did not provide any further details on that new plug-in hybrid model due in 2014.

Audi will also be introducing a slate of hybrids and electric cars over the next few years. Those will include hybrid versions of the Q5, A6 and A8 coming in 2011 and 2012. The R8 e-tron is scheduled for launch in 2012 too.

The e-tron division of the Ingolstadt-based automaker was exclusively established to develop electric vehicles.

The plan is for Audi to have 5 percent of its lineup consist of electric cars by 2020. Audi says it expects electric car sales for the brand to be in the six figures by then.

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