Infiniti's LE Concept Is A Vision For An Electric Luxury Future

Infiniti LE Concept

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At the New York Auto Show, Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn (who is such a folk hero in Japan that he has a comic book about him) introduced Infiniti’s idea for the luxury car of the future.And it’s electric.

According to Ghosn, the LE is 85 per cent of what we will see on dealer floors in the next 24 months.

The LE, which we believe stands for “Luxury Electric,” is actually a rather attractive car. For the version that will make it to production, look for less creases and a bit more toned down design. We think the concept is quite attractive, and not just for an electric car.

Ghosn said that the LE will also be the first electric car to come with inductive charging as standard. Instead of plugging it in, the LE just needs to be parked over a mat which will charge the car without wires. The LE is also expected to have an active park assist to make sure the car is positioned correctly over the charging mat.

As always, the issue with an electric ride is range. The car is very slick aerodynamically, so that should help. Hopefully it’ll be able to go further than the 100-mile range of the Nissan Leaf.

Infiniti cars, Ghosn said, are known for inspired performance. He said we shouldn’t expect the LE to be any different. We’ll hold comment on that until the car actually comes to production and we drive it.

Check out the concept, along with a contemplative Carlos Ghosn, below:

Infiniti LE Concept

Photo: Travis Okulski / Business Insider

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