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INFINITI announces plans to go nearly all-electric by 2021

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:58:00 +0000

Patiwit/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- INFINITI Motor Company announced Tuesday that it will transition to nearly all-electric powered vehicles by 2021.

Speakng at the Automotive News World Congress Tuesday, INFINITI CEO Hiroto Saikawa said the company plans to offer a mix of pure electric vehicles and vehicles powered by its proprietary e-Power technology within three years. The e-Power system is described as featuring "a small gasoline engine that charges a high-output battery."

That system, INFINITI says, eliminates "the need for an external charging source" and provides "the convenience of refueling with gasoline while offering the same driving experience as a pure EV."

INFINITI says it anticipates more than half of its global sales to be comprised of electric-powered vehicles by 2025.

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