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Infiniti developing range-extended sports EV

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November 17, 2011

Another glimpse of the Infiniti sports EV - based on the two angles we've seen, it seems t...

Another glimpse of the Infiniti sports EV - based on the two angles we've seen, it seems to have a lot of Jaguar E-Type in the mix

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As the luxury brand of the most aggressive major automotive producer of EVs (Nissan-Renault), Infiniti has been hinting that it would go beyond its hybrid offerings and develop an all-electric sedan and more specifically, an all-electric sports car.

With its successful ties with Formula One Champions Red Bull Racing, and F1 Drivers Champion Sebastian Vettel as its Global Brand Ambassador, it was really only a matter of time. Today, we had the first glimpse of the new sports EV.

The first glimpse of the extended-range Infiniti sports EV

Most significantly, the sports car under development will be electrically powered, but with a range-extending gas engine, and it will also provide a preview of Infiniti's next design language.

Infiniti will provide regular teasers between now and the Geneva Motor Show next March when Executive Vice President Andy Palmer will present the high performance, low emission vehicle.

An automotive stylist snapped working on the new Infiniti EV sports car

Explaining the strategy behind the concept in the following video, Palmer said, "At the Geneva Show next year, we will present our vision for a totally new kind of inspired premium performance car."

"Infiniti already has hybrid and clean diesel models on sale. And with an all-electric sedan on the way, the natural next step was to push the boundaries where performance and the environment intersect."

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"...to push the boundaries where performance and environment intersect." The beauty of an EV is that we get very high torque which gives quickness (performance) in a green package (no emissions). Performance and environment do not clash. Add to that economy, e.g., the possibility of fueling directly from a solar panel. We would be free from the oil monopoly and government energy monopoly (grid). The severing of these two chains will be fought by the special interests thru legislation and regulation. Once achieved we should focus on privatizing ALL roads.

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19th November, 2011 @ 07:03 pm PST
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