Infiniti to Go Electric from 2021
Infiniti has announced that it plans to introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021.
The announcement was made by Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of parent company Nissan, at the recent Automotive News World Congress.
The Japanese manufacturer’s boss said customers can expect vehicles like the Q Inspiration concept car shown in Detroit, with a “whole new level” of electrified driving performance as an evolution of Infiniti’s current powertrains.
The brand’s future product mix will include both pure electric cars and so-called “e-POWER” vehicles; the latter will feature Infiniti’s proprietary e-POWER technology that comprises a small petrol engine that charges a high-output battery, which, the company’s engineers claim, eliminates the need for an external charging source and provides the “convenience of refuelling with petrol while offering the same driving experience as a pure EV”.
Infiniti expects more than half its global sales to be comprised of electric vehicles by 2025.