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Infiniti debuts its first electric car at NY Auto Show

Infiniti LE Concept

Infiniti LE Concept (Credit: Jose Moreno)

Infiniti debuted its first electric car this week at the New York Auto Show. The LE Concept compact sedan looks distinctively like an Infiniti, with its double-arch grille and crescent-cut rear pillar.

The LE is electric only. The electric motor is rated at 134 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a one speed transmission.

The LE Concept has regenerative brakes, special aerodynamically-enhanced 19-inch wheels, and low rolling resistance tires. The LE Concept is expected to have a range of about 100 miles on a single charge.

Infiniti is also including an advanced wireless charging system on the LE Concept in addition to a regular plug-in system. The system’s non-contact charging is done via inductive energy flow, with a coil safely encased on the garage floor. The primary coil is connected to the energy source, which then creates a magnetic field which then powers the battery of the LE Concept when its parked overhead.

Infiniti expects a production version of the vehicle to hit showrooms within the next two years.

Pictured above and below: The Infiniti LE Concept electric car

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