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Infiniti debuts its first electric car at NY Auto Show
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