In case there was ever any doubt, the Emerg-E extended-range plug-in supercar from Infiniti won't really, uh, emerge.

The new head of the Nissan luxury badge says the Emerg-E won't be built as a production vehicle, UK publication Autocar reports, citing Infiniti chief Johan de Nysschen's presentation at the recent Paris Motor Show. Instead, aspects of the concept car will be used in the powertrain and design of other models. De Nysschen specifically said the Emerg-E would offer "strong cues" in the G-series. The wireless-charging-capable Infiniti LE is still due for a launch in 2014.

Infiniti released pictures of the Emerg-E in February and a month later showed off the concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. The automaker said the Emerg-E had a 300-mile range from battery and gas tank and could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in four seconds.


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      PeterScott
      • 8 Months Ago
      Nissan has one beautiful plug in and that is the one they cancel?? I don't think looks are everything, but they should kill the hideous LE instead: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/08/20/infiniti-sets-2014-due-date-for-all-electric-le-with-wireless-ch/ Or put the LE drivetrain in an Emerg-E like body for less money. Plug-ins are expensive and currently have niche appeal. It certainly isn't helping to make them goofy/ugly looking.
      brotherkenny4
      • 8 Months Ago
      They need to bug this out to the nerdmobile look and then shove down the throats of the consumer. I mean why should there ever be an attractive Plug-In?
      Maddoxx
      • 8 Months Ago
      EmergE is canned because lotus is in the shitter right now. Back to the drawing board
      Spiffster
      • 8 Months Ago
      Too bad... that is one sexy ride!
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 8 Months Ago
      My prediction is that Nissan is pulling out of selling electric cars.. :|
        throwback
        • 8 Months Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        If they do, Carlos will be out the door. He has invested too much money to suddenly decide 2 years later "i made a mistake".
        Giza Plateau
        • 8 Months Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        The Leaf is less than perfect but that doesn't mean EVs will lose.
        Letstakeawalk
        • 8 Months Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        2WM sure gives up easily.
          Marco Polo
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          @ Letstakawalk, But, that's often the way with the loudest advocates........
          2 Wheeled Menace
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          I've been an advocate for 5 years solid. It does get old when you realize you haven't been winning the entire time. I could be wrong about the Leaf - just that all recent events don't look good when combined.
        Spec
        • 8 Months Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        Pulling out? Doubtful. They are too much invested in it. But they certainly are slowing down and they'll probably shift focus to PHEVs because that is what the market has told us. If they can get the price down a bit more, pure electrics should get some traction.
      throwback
      • 8 Months Ago
      This decision was a no brainer. Infiniti needs a halo car and this one is stunning in the metal.
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