Infiniti LE revealed

5 Apr, 2012 5:45pm Damion Smy

Infiniti has revealed an electric concept car at the New York Motor Show

Infiniti has unveiled its first fully electric saloon, the LE Concept, at the New York Motor Show. And the company says a production version will go on sale within the next two years.

Based on the Nissan Leaf, but with a more aerodynamic body, the LE follows the design language of Infiniti’s Emerge-E sports car which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last month.

While there’s no word on power, Infiniti has revealed that the front-mounted electric motor produces 325Nm of torque – that’s 45Nm more than the Leaf – and says it has targeted “impressive EV acceleration without sacrificing the range”.

A 0-62mph time of around 10 seconds and a range of more than 100 miles is therefore likely.

The LE can be charged faster than the Leaf, despite using the same 24kWh lithium-ion battery pack, because it’s fitted with an advanced quick-charger system. There’s also wireless charging available to top up the batteries when the LE is parked over an induction charging pad.

The LE will come packed with advanced technology, including an infotainment system with a 24-hour concierge service and a system that allows you to reserve charging stations at public venues.