Infiniti Shocks Pebble Beach With Emerg-E, LE Concepts

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

While other automakers are showing off ferocious V12 engines and SUV’s, Infiniti is exposing its electric and hybrid strategy to the attendees of Pebble Beach.

The Emerg-E concept is Infiniti’s number one weapon to take on Acura’s NSX. It features a mid-mounted driveline with dual electric motors that can boost it from 0-60 mph in around four seconds. For those not looking to tear up the streets, Infiniti says the Emerg-E can travel on pure electric power for up to 30 miles, after which a range extending, three-cylinder gasoline engine kicks in.

With a length of 175 inches from nose to tail, the Emerg-E is huge, and really seems like just a concept. However, two running vehicles are under construction at the Nissan corporate facility in Sunderland, UK, including one that took part in the Goodwood hill climb.

Also present was Nissan’s “production intent” Infiniti LE. The LE will be the first ground-up electric vehicle at Infiniti and uses an advanced wireless charging station. This charges the car via an inductive energy flow. The technology is also safe for kids and pets, and can be safely installed in a garage. A smart parking assist technology will maneuver the car into the correct place for the car to charge. Take a look at the two Japanese beauties in the Galleries below

GALLERY: Infiniti Emerge-E Concept

GALLERY: Infiniti LE Concept

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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