Infiniti's new range extender sportscar concept will be known as the Emerg-e
2 February 2012

Infiniti’s new range-extender sports car concept will be called the Infiniti Emerg-e, the Japanese company has revealed.

The Infiniti Emerg-e – which will be officially unveiled at the Geneva motor show next month and has only been seen in teaser images so far – is a rear-drive, two-seat performance car that also offers zero-emissions capability from its combination of petrol engine and battery pack.

See teaser images of the Infiniti Emerg-e

The Emerg-e follows the 600bhp hybrid Infiniti Essence concept seen at Geneva in 2009 and the front-drive Etherea hatchback concept that was shown at the Swiss show last year.

The Emerg-e will also be the first mid-engined car made by Infiniti. The manufacturer is also plotting an all-electric saloon that is expected to break cover at the New York motor show in early April.

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2 February 2012

[quote Autocar]Infiniti’s new range-extender sports car concept will be called the Infiniti Emerg-e, the Japanese company has revealed.

The Infiniti Emerg-e – which will be officially unveiled at the Geneva motor show next month and has only been seen in teaser images so far – is a rear-drive, two-seat performance car that also offers zero-emissions capability from its combination of petrol engine and battery pack.

Read the full article[/quote] Great and wonderful how these cars look and perform, the range anxiety debate still remains, if your buying a sports car your not going to just drive it 40 or 50 miles,your not wanting to worry if your going to get home, you don't want the worry of finding a charging point,plus there's the cost of buying the car in the first place because they are not reasonably priced for Mr/Mrs average.A better idea would be to concentrate on cars for middle to low income families,cars that would be economic to own,if i was well funded i wouldn't be buying an electric,hybrid just to salve my mind, i'd be buying the full fat sportcar.

Peter Cavellini.

2 February 2012

[quote Peter Cavellini]the range anxiety debate still remains[/quote] It's a range extender - therefore it has an internal combustion engine as well as the electric motor. It is not a pure electric vehicle so the range anxiety is no worse than in a conventional car!

2 February 2012

Infiniti develop a range-extender, looks like manuafacturers are beginning to follow GM. Although if it's just a concept they might have a long way to go before they have a road going plug in range-extender too.

Well done GM me thinks

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

DKW

2 February 2012

Beginning to get bored by these silly names. What is wrong with stuff like Granada or Ghost? Now it's E_ceed! Max-bluline. Haven't they realised that the age group that is going to be impressed by these names are still only getting pocket money?

2 February 2012

[quote DKW]Beginning to get bored by these silly names. What is wrong with Granada or E Type? Now it's stuff like E_ceed! Max-bluline. Haven't they realised that the age group that is going to be impressed by these names are still only getting pocket money?[/quote]

My thoughts exactly. Punctuation is all well and good in it's place but the boot of a car is not it's place.

It's not big and it's not clever.

2 February 2012

[quote xxxx]Well done GM me thinks[/quote]

I agree, however GM had ought to start running with the concept and getting more than just the Volt / Ampera on to the market if they don't want to get left behind.

Some may argue thought that this car is more inspired by the Fiskar than the Volt.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

2 February 2012

With '-e' become the new 'i' it's already boring.

2 February 2012

"Concept" ~ so the supposed tech can be completely made up.

If Infiniti wants a brand boosting image just take the Essence concept and slap it on the GTR drivetrain, sell it for £20k more and if they really are feeling environmentally conscious just stick the battery from a Micra in the boot and call it a hybrid.

3 February 2012

[quote stavers][quote Peter Cavellini]the range anxiety debate still remains[/quote] It's a range extender - therefore it has an internal combustion engine as well as the electric motor. It is not a pure electric vehicle so the range anxiety is no worse than in a conventional car![/quote] Sorry, but i'm of the mind that Hydrogen will be better than hybrid whatever!,it's cleaner,from raw materials to production, the energy required to produce the product,all the things involved in the whole manufacture process makes them expensive,does not help the enviroment,whereas, Hydrogen only residue is clean, drinkable water,yes, there's still the other processes,but the cars would be cheaper,plus fueling from a dedicated site (Fuel forecourt) would be more acceptable as opposed to finding a charge point, the Government is looking into Hydrogen,so the old fashioned idea of filling your tank will comfort most of us, never the less, range extenders maybe ok, but most people never trust the hype.

Peter Cavellini.

3 February 2012

[quote Peter Cavellini]Sorry, but i'm of the mind that Hydrogen will be better than hybrid whatever!,it's cleaner,from raw materials to production[/quote]

Genuine question: have you any info on clean H2 production techniques as I've always been sceptical about hydrogen powered vehicles due to the difficulties of producing large quantities of hydrogen cleanly. Thanks.

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