Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Infiniti Emerg-E Concept Leaked

Dubbed Emerg-e, the concept car has so far only been teased with a handful of close-up detail shots tinted such a deep purple we were half expecting them to break out into a rendition of "Smoke on the Water" – which was, come to think of it, set just across the lake from where the concept is set to be unveiled just a few weeks from now. But we digress. The point is that a series of what appear to be patent renderings have leaked their way online to give us a much better idea of what to expect.
Though the car won’t make its public debut until next month at the Geneva Motor Show, leaked renderings have provided us an early look at the Infiniti Emerg-E concept. As seen here, the Infiniti Emerg-E wears a curved, futuristic two-door body that hides its advanced drivetrain.

The car itself is no surprise: we first heard rumors of a two-seat Infiniti electric car in September 2011. Infiniti has previously admitted that the two-seat Emerg-E concept will debut in Geneva next month with an extended-range electric drivetrain. That means that, like the Chevrolet Volt, the Infiniti will be an electric car that can use a small generator to recharge its batteries on the move.

The Emerg-E will drive almost exclusively on electrical power, and is expected to borrow the 80-kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery from the Nissan Leaf.The 1.2-liter range extender will be mid-mounted in the Emerg-E, which helps to improve the car’s balance, in keeping with the concept’s sporting intentions.

If the Infiniti Emerg-E concept evolves into a production car, don’t expect it to launch for another year or so. Parent company Nissan’s next electric offering will be an all-electric small van, which should arrive some time in 2013. A production version of the Infiniti electric car wouldn’t likely emerge before 2013 — or maybe not until 2014.

News Source: JokeForBlog

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