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

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"It is first and foremost an Infiniti, born of our philosophy of Inspired Performance. Rather than taking an EV and adding an Infiniti badge, we are taking an Infiniti and removing the tailpipe," explained Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. Infiniti chose a luxury-styled sedan body style for the LE concept rather than a hatchback design like the Nissan Leaf so that neither roominess or comfort were compromised.

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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