Infiniti Emerg-e

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Infiniti Emerg-E
Infiniti Emerg-e - Mondial de l'Automobile de Paris 2012 - 002.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Infiniti, division of Nissan Motors
Production Concept car only
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupe
Related Lotus Evora
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,623.8 mm (103.3 in)
Length 4,462.8 mm (175.7 in)
Width 1,953.3 mm (76.9 in)
Height 1,219.2 mm (48.0 in)
Kerb weight 1,610 kg (3,550 lb)

The Infiniti Emerg-E is a concept sports car developed by the Infiniti division of Nissan Motors and was unveiled to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.[1]

It is based on the Lotus Evora platform and the hybrid powertrain shown in 2012 as the Lotus 414E concept car.[2] The Emerg-E has two electric motors, one powering each rear wheel, producing a total of 402 bhp (300 kW; 408 PS) with 738 lb·ft (1,001 N·m) of torque, and providing acceleration to 60 mph in four seconds. The Emerg-E has a 30 miles (48.3 km) electric-only range, after which a small 47 bhp (35 kW; 48 PS) three-cylinder 1.2 L (1198 cc) petrol engine kicks in to recharge the lithium-ion battery pack. The car can also be plugged in to recharge.[3]

The mid-engined two-seater sports car may not reach production, but was shown as a working prototype at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.


Project backers[edit]

The project was part-funded by the British government sponsored Technology Strategy Board,[4] and involved Nissan UK's Cranfield technical centre and other British suppliers including Lola, Batteries by Castlet Ltd (Formally Amberjac Projects) and Xtrac transmissions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McIlroy, John (27 February 2012). "Geneva 2012: Infiniti Emerg-e revealed". What Car?. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Csere, Csaba (April 2012). "Dissected: Lotus-Based Infiniti Emerg-E Sports-Car Concept". Car and Driver. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  3. ^ de Paula, Matthew (30 June 2012). "Infiniti Tests Advanced Electric Sports Car In Full Public View". Forbes. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ English, Andrew (30 June 2012). "Infiniti Emerg-E concept review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 July 2012.