Infiniti vehicles to be electric from 2021

 

Infiniti Q Inspiration concept. Photo: courtesy Infiniti.

Infiniti Motor Company will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021.

According to Nissan chief executive officer Hiroto Saikawa, customers can expect beautifully designed vehicles like the Q Inspiration concept, which made its debut in Detroit at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The vehicle was awarded Best Concept Vehicle and Best Designed Interior by EyesOn Design at the 2018 NAIAS.

The Q Inspiration concept explores the future of the mid-size sedan segment with a combination of an innovative VC-Turbo powertrain, next-level autonomous drive technologies and a unique human-centric interior.

The Q Inspiration concept’s exterior will form the basis of the future of the Infiniti’s brand’s sedan design, with a coupe-like roofline and mid-size sedan proportions.

Infiniti’s new vehicles will include a mix of pure electric vehicles (EV) and e-Power vehicles—demonstrating the full range of its low-emission vehicle technology.

Infiniti’s proprietary e-Power technology features a small gasoline engine that charges a high-output battery. This eliminates the need for an external charging source, providing the convenience of re-fueling with petrol, while offering the same driving experience as a pure EV.

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