Electric Infiniti executive saloon to enter production within two years
The LE Concept uses Infinit’s latest battery and powertrain technology. Its lithium ion battery is fitted under the passenger compartment to offer a low centre of gravity and avoid reducing passenger or luggage space,while a 240lb.ft electric motor offers smooth and powerful acceleration.
Infiniti Americas vice president Ben Poore explained: ‘As a “production intent” concept, most of what you see in the LE Concept will become a reality, including its zero emission powertrain, advanced telematics, cutting-edge design, advanced connected services and premium appointments.
‘Infiniti believes the future of luxury is sustainable luxury and we intend to continue taking a leadership role, building on the foundation set by our advanced Infiniti M Hybrid and high-mpg Infiniti JX luxury crossover.’
Infiniti said the production version uses a rigid new platform designed specifically for electric drive, instead of being adapted from a conventionally powered version. Advanced features include wireless charging, comprehensive information services with remote charging and climate control and a fast charge port for fast ‘refuelling’ times.
Nissan President and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn said at the presentation today: ‘For those who wonder how a zero emission vehicle like the Infiniti LE Concept will fit into their lifestyles, the answer is simple: perfectly.
‘With a range of current and future stainable vehicles faithful to the Infiniti promise of Inspired Performance, Infiniti is well positioned for the growing demand for clean, efficient and exciting vehicles. In a rapidly changing world, Infiniti is well ahead of the game.’