25 Oct '16, 8pm

Is Infiniti Considering an Electric Car?

Nissan’s affinity for electric cars has yet to catch on with its luxury brand, Infiniti, but that may change. The Japanese carmaker has sold the Leaf EV for six years, but a planned EV for its Infiniti luxury brand has been caught up in the automotive-industry version of development limbo. Now, thanks to burgeoning demand in China, it may be back on. Indeed, the brand’s president told Bloomberg that any EV would be designed primarily for China and would be launched there first. SEE ALSO: Infiniti Plug-In Hybrid In Development Right now, the brand offers nine models for the Chinese market – five SUVs and four sedans. Six of the nine are gas-powered, the other three are hybrids. “When I think about EV, we design it for China definitely, even as the first market to launch,” Infiniti president Roland Krueger said in an interview with Bloomberg . “We are discussing this interna...

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