In a statement made to the press at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn confirmed Infiniti’s intention to produce a zero-emissions, electric vehicle. Unlike the full-sized M hybrid scheduled to hit the U.S. in 2010, Infiniti’s future plug-in will be stylish, compact 4-seat presumably entirely electric-powered. Despite the many problems currently plaguing the relatively primitive lithium ion battery market, Ghosn assured that the new Infiniti EV would complete the seemingly fictitious plug-in trifecta, successfully marrying electric propulsion, Tier 1 performance, and a reasonable sticker price.
Surprisingly enough, the whispers from the rumor mill have little to say about Infiniti’s new EV and instead foretell of a different kind of project. According to various sources, the Nissan Lander Glider Concept that offended our senses weeks ago is being considered for production wearing an Infiniti badge. Infiniti has neither confirmed nor denied the speculation, but given the rabid rush to corner the EV market, it does not seem entirely out of the question.
Source: PR Newswire