Infiniti LE Concept Making European Debut in Paris

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Despite having already been unveiled, the production intent Infiniti LE concept will make its European debut next month in Paris.

“It is too early to confirm exactly when and where it will go on sale, but we are heartened by recent moves to encourage electric cars, such as France raising the purchase incentive from €5000 to €7000 per car. It is fitting that the LE Concept should make its European debut in Paris,” said Infiniti exec Bernard Loire.

When that production begins, Infiniti says the car will retain most of what can already be seen on the concept. The brand also insists that the car will emphasize its luxury status while downplaying its electric drivetrain.

As Infiniti’s first ground-up electric vehicle, the LE will take advantage a wireless charging system as optional equipment. The car won’t be small either, with similar sizing to the brand’s G sedan.

“A luxury car for a new generation of sustainable luxury buyers must not compromise on performance. Buyers want ‘green,’ but won’t settle for any aspect of the driving experience being less than that of their current luxury vehicles,” Loire said.

Finally, the brand says the LE will offer around 100 miles of range, which is the industry standard now, but is likely to increase by the time Infiniti brings its EV to market.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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