Infiniti EMERG-EMarch 6, 2012
The Infiniti EMERG-E is the brand’s first mid-engined, range-extending electric sports concept car, with emissions of just 55 g/km CO
, a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds and a 300 mile range.
Infiniti says that the EMERG-E is physical proof of its intention to produce a “bold halo model befitting the brand’s promise of Inspired Performance” – and it also signals an array of new technologies that the brand will adopt in its quest to build dramatic and sustainable high performance cars.
The EMERG-E is a 402 bhp (300 kW) mid-engined, twin motor, electric motors-powered sports car capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just four seconds and from zero to 130 mph in 30 seconds. Yet it also operates as zero emission urban transport over a 30-mile range. When the range-extender petrol engine functions with its twin electric motors, it produces a CO 2 output of only 55 g/km (NEDC cycle).
The two-seater EMERG-E contains a pair of electric motors, a lithium-ion battery pack, four inverters, a three-cylinder range-extending internal combustion engine and a petrol tank.
The Infiniti EMERG-E is also significant for being the first Infiniti that has been developed in Europe, and the company has become part of the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board initiative in order to draw on the knowledge of suppliers beyond Infiniti’s usual base.
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