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    Rumorpile: Infiniti To Show A Leaf-based Concept Car


    William Maley

    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.

    Source: TheDetroitBureau.com



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    Very interesting, Wonder if this is due to Cadillac getting their own Luxury Hybrid based on the Volt. Eventually these cars while being a halo vehicle for the brand at this time will lead to wider acceptance of changing ways to power auto's.

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    Very interesting, Wonder if this is due to Cadillac getting their own Luxury Hybrid based on the Volt. Eventually these cars while being a halo vehicle for the brand at this time will lead to wider acceptance of changing ways to power auto's.

    I've read the Volt-based ELR coupe is a go for production...

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    I wouldn't mind if they made a production version of the Leaf Nismo RC. Then it could be like the Prii famliy. Nissan Leaves!

    But what happens when fall comes, do the leaves curl up and die??? :rofl:

    I think both Nissan and GM can build a whole family on their Electric / Hybrid technology.

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    Posted Today, 12:03 PM

    snapback.pngdfelt, on 23 March 2012 - 09:36 AM, said:

    Yes, I am actually excited for the ELR. I think it will bring some Excitement to Cadillac. Hopefully they get it out before Infinity.

    According to CD, the ELR mules are already out there.

    Chris where are the pictures??????? :w00t:

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    This is the pic of a mule I saw on Autoblog

    I like the rims on it, Great to know they are working it and that Chris found it. :D

    I would assume the production ELR will get it's own styling and not just a Cadillac grille and lights on a Volt.. :)

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