Infiniti, the luxury car division of Nissan, will roll out an electric car in 2014. The new EV will be based on Nissan’s all-electric Leaf, which will debut at the end of this year, according to the web site, topgear.com.
Although it will share the platform with the Leaf, it will use a different body, the web site says.
Presumably, it will also offer more luxury amenities. Nissan has said that the Leaf will standard LED headlights, along with standard Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius/XM satellite radio capabilities, electronic stability control, traction control and six airbags. No information is yet available on the features in the Infiniti EV.
Along with Nissan and Infiniti, a broad array of automakers have promised pure EVs. Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, BYD, Tesla and others have announced forthcoming battery-electric vehicles.