At the 2012 New York Auto Show Infiniti unveiled their vision for a zero emission luxury car. But while the Infiniti LE is a in many ways a futuristic and conceptual vehicle, it is also grounded in reality, and Infiniti say a slightly more practical production version will be in the showrooms within two years.
The production version of the Infinti LE will be the company’s first zero emission sedan. Power will come from an electric motor which provides 240 lb-ft of torque instantly and from zero rpm. The battery system is a lithium ion unit which can be charged in three ways; via an integrated charging port, through an optional fast charger, or alternatively by using an advanced wireless charging system.
Infiniti haven’t published figures relating to the car’s projected performance, range or charge time. Which are all crucial to the car’s success, or failure as a viable product. However with battery and electric motor technology progressing so rapidly at the moment, they perhaps don’t want to tie themselves to numbers which will most likely alter significantly over the next two years as it is being developed.