Ghosn confirms that Infiniti is working on a compact, four-seat electric-car

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Speaking to the press at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., announced that Infiniti plans to introduce an electric vehicle ““ one that will be true to the Infiniti brand”s promise of “Inspired Performance.”

He said that a concept is being developed “for a stylish, compact, high performance four-seat luxury Infiniti with zero emissions.”

It was reported yesterday that Infiniti is working on a new entry-level model that would compete with the likes of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series. An electric-version of that model is expected to debut around 2012.

“With the addition of a high-performance V6 diesel to Infiniti”s Western Europe line in 2010, and the Infiniti M Hybrid, which will be available in the U.S. in the spring of 2011, Infiniti will soon offer an almost unrivalled choice of powertrains compared with other luxury brands,” Ghosn said.

– By: Omar Rana