Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
March 23, 2012
For the longest time, we’ve been hearing murmurs of Infiniti getting a version of the Nissan Leaf. Now, those murmurs could be leading to something.
TheDetroitBureau reports Infiniti will pull the wraps off its own battery-electric vehicle concept at next month’s New York Auto Show according to few officials. The car will be based on the Leaf, but come with G-Series-inspired styling and a sprinkling of inspiration from the Emerg-E concept.
“It was designed to be a luxury vehicle first and an electric vehicle second,” said Infiniti marketing manager Sam Chung.
The powertrain of the Infiniti EV concept will almost be the same as the Nissan Leaf except the concept will carry a larger battery pack (the Nissan Leaf carries a 24 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion pack).
The concept will also come with a 6kWh charger that will charge a spent battery in about half the time needed for the Leaf. The charger will go into production sometime later this year.