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Infiniti to roll out electric car range in 2021

Infiniti has confirmed that it will introduce a range of new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021.

Nissan chief executive officer Hiroto Saikawa made the announcement at the Automotive News World Congress yesterday.

A statement issued by the company said: “A mix of pure electric vehicles and e-power vehicles will be offered – demonstrating the full range of ultra-low emission vehicle technology available to Infiniti as the premium brand within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.

Infiniti’s e-power technology features a small petrol engine, similar to the range extender on a BMW i3, which is used to charge the battery, eliminating the need for an external charging source.

The company says this will offer drivers the convenience of re-fuelling a petrol, while offering the same driving experience as a pure electric vehicle.

As a result of this emphasis on ultra-low emission technology, Infiniti expects more than half its global sales to be comprised of electric vehicles by 2025.

In the shorter term the brand is focusing on the launch of its new variable compression turbo petrol engine, which will debut in the QX50 SUV later this year.

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