The all-electric Leaf hasn't exactly set the sales charts ablaze since it hit the market, but it has succeeded in delivering a zero-emissions halo to the Nissan brand, and the model's fortunes are poised to improve now that it's a 50-state offering. What's more, TheDetroitBureau.com reports that the electric love will soon migrate over to Nissan's luxury marque, but with a lot of Leaf under some sexier sheetmetal.

We've heard rumors of an Infiniti-branded EV concept for some time now, but details on the electric concept car have been scarce to this point. Now, the automaker tells TDB that it will feature G-Series-inspired styling with a sprinkling of inspiration from the Emerg-E concept (pictured above). Infiniti wants to frame the unnamed concept as a luxury car first and EV second, with more performance and a larger battery pack than the Leaf's 24 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion setup.

The concept will reportedly also utilize a 6kWh charger that will charge a spent battery in about half the time needed for the Leaf. The beefier charger is likely to make it to production, since the Leaf will reportedly get the 6kWh unit by December.


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      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      They still need cooling, yes? Batteries get hot.
      Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is what the new NSX should have looked like.
      BMW-M
      • 2 Years Ago
      The picture for this article is misleading. The EV from Infiniti is going to be a 3 box shaped sedan. They showed a sketch of it a long time ago. I am looking very forward to this. http://c1gas2org.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2011/11/infiniti-ev1.jpg
      RA
      • 2 Years Ago
      that's their E car!? i mess with this.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      ken
      • 2 Years Ago
      The car missed a petrol/ diesel range extender engine. The age of pure electric cars has not arrived yet.
      stuck in 90s
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even Nissan (Infiniti) is beating Honda are doing their NSX...
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that's a beauty, put that into production Nissan!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      AWESOME!! Make two versions. All electric and a GTR powered one
        Sukairain
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        Not possible! GT-R Powertran in a bombshell sheet metal like that will explode from having too much awesomeness in one place.
      eldiablobanshee
      • 2 Years Ago
      the Cadillac ELR has competition already.
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