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During a conference at the auto, motor und sport congress in Stuttgart, Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler has revealed some of the company’s electric car plans, of which the most interesting is the advent of a SUV equipped with inductive charging.

The German company also presented under the motto “Next Leap in Mobility” – the Audi Urban Future Award 2014, a competition designed to allow teams to probe the future of urban mobility. For this year, four teams seek to validate their theses about change in cities like Berlin, Boston, Mexico City and Seoul.

“Future mobility is not a question of ideologies. The German car industry needs a concerted agenda with cities and local government. The mobility revolution is the great field of opportunity for the 21st century,” said Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi.

After the advent of the A3 Sportback e-tron, Audi’s first plug-in hybrid model coming to the market in the second half of the year, Stadler revealed the company is set to bring each year a new e-tron model I a big product offensive.

In regards to the new electric SUV, Audi’s CEO was scarce on details, but mentioned the car would feature the inductive charging system allowing it to shed wire when charging is specially designed parking spaces. Also, the model is pitted against the soon to be released Tesla crossover.