Infiniti Confirms Electric Car

Japanese manufacturer Infiniti confirmed at the Tokyo Motor Show, through the voice of Carlos Ghosn, that it will develop an electric vehicle that will follow the same company motto - "Inspired Performance".

Details are obviously unavailable at this point but Infiniti will most likely promote its model with the help of the numerous zero-emission partnerships formed by Renault and Nissan with authorities and organizations around the world.

"Thanks to our ‘Zero-Emission’ mobility program, Renault will offer a broad range of zero-emission vehicles starting in 2011. For Renault, electric vehicles with zero carbon dioxide emissions in use constitute a real answer to current environmental concerns," commented earlier this year Uwe Hochgeschurtz, Director of Renault's Corporate Sales Division.

A concept model is already in the world, President and CEO Carlos Ghosn confirmed, and will come in the form of a four-seat luxury model providing outstanding performance.

Renault has already showcased at the Frankfurt Auto Show several electric concepts that might arrive on the market as soon as 2011.

“We want a real signature for our electric range, so when people see one in the street they will know it is a Renault electric car. The key is to do this without frightening customers away. Customers must be tempted, and not rushed too fast," Christian Steyer, Renault’s development chief for C-segment vehicles, said. “Maybe there is room for something very radical to rewrite the design rules that can be found from electric. So far we don’t find it, though. But it is certainly possible in the future thanks to the changes and possibilities of battery technology.”
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