Gallery: Infiniti Unveils LE Concept Electric Sedan, With World’s First...

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The coolest new feature of the LE concept is that it will have the world's first built-in home wireless charging system. "All you have to do is park your vehicle over the charging pad with no need to connect cables," stated Poore. The system's non-contact charging is via inductive energy flow, with a coil safely encased on the garage floor.

Infiniti just unveiled its new Infiniti LE electric sedan concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and Inhabitat was on the scene to get the scoop on this gorgeous new electric vehicle. The Infiniti LE features a 100 kW electric motor with 134 horsepower and 240 lb-ft. of torque, and a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery will enable it to travel up to 100 miles on a single charge. Best of all, the car will use the world’s first home wireless charging system, so drivers will be able to juice up their car without popping in the plug. Read on for more!

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  1. Robert Beagley-Brown April 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    A good few years ago, my wife designed a light that charged via induction charging and she said it was an extremely inefficient method of charging something. If that’s still true, then it seems strange to me to waste energy in this way just because people can’t be bothered to plug in a plug.

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