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    Report: US buyers show little interest in big hybrids
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    The idea of producing large, luxury-vehicle hybrids is turning into a "what were they thinking?" exercise in futility, USA Today reports. General Motors is discontinuing hybrid versions of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs, while Mercedes-Benz and Toyota's Lexus division ...

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    Exclusive: Infiniti boss De Nysschen: EVs 'absolutely' coming, just not right away
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    "There absolutely will be EVs in Infiniti's future" - Johan de Nysschen Despite being closely connected to the electric vehicle pioneers at Nissan, Infiniti is taking the slow road to bringing an EV to market. Last month, the first Infiniti EV – to be based on the LE concept from the ...

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    Report: Infiniti luxury electric sedan needs more wireless charging
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    While we had been told it was coming in 2014, the exact release date of the production version of the Infiniti LE concept might just might hinge on something you can't see and that the Japanese automaker can't control: wireless charging infrastructure. That's the word from Autocar, which talked ...

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    Report: Nissan's new front-wheel-drive hybrid system will be greener, just as powerful
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    For those who want to cut to the chase about the latest revelations of Nissan's pending front-engine, front-wheel-drive powertrain – i.e. the FF Hybrid – it's got the same power with less fuel. That's what Green Car Congress says, citing a presentation Nissan executive Owen Thunes, ...

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    Report: Carlos Ghosn remains optimistic on Nissan's EV sales forecast
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    Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn continues to be optimistic and ambitious about his company's mission to make Nissan and Renault electric vehicles (EVs) reach strong sales numbers in key global markets. In fact, he doesn't seem fazed that Nissan is selling fewer Leafs in the US this year ...

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    Report: Infiniti Emerg-E not going into production
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    In case there was ever any doubt, the Emerg-E extended-range plug-in supercar from Infiniti won't really, uh, emerge. The new head of the Nissan luxury badge says the Emerg-E won't be built as a production vehicle, UK publication Autocar reports, citing Infiniti chief Johan de Nysschen's ...

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    Video: New Infiniti boss de Nysschen turns over new leaf, doesn't think plug-ins are for 'idiots'
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    This summer, Audi CEO Johan de Nysschen made a surprising shift when he moved to join Nissan as the Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Company in charge of the Infiniti division. His title and home base are not all that's different about the man who used to tout diesel powertrains above all ...

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    Report: Infiniti sets 2014 due date for all-electric LE with wireless charging
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    Infiniti has re-confirmed it will sell the production version of the LE, and it has now given us a year: 2014. This makes it likely that Nissan's upscale arm will be the first OEM to sell a production inductive charging vehicle. USAToday reports that Infiniti officials made the announcement in ...

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    Report: Lotus could build production versions of Renault Alpine, Infiniti Emerg-E
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    As with one of those blockbuster three-team NBA trades that actually improves the fortunes of every team involved, a report in Autocar indicates that Renault, Infiniti and Lotus are in talks that could benefit both manufacturers and enthusiasts. Renault is considering a production version of the ...

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    Official: Electric vehicle fan says solar-powered EVs cut monthly driving costs in half
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    The solar panels are a big help. Our friend Peder Norby says his family's monthly transportation expenses for his two electric cars – a BMW ActiveE and Honda Fit EV are about half those for the two gas cars he and his wife used to drive. Norby calculates that the ActivE and Fit EV cost a ...

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    Video: Infiniti Emerg-E prototype has trouble at Goodwood
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    Nobody ever said that pushing the boundaries of technology was easy. Today's latest crop of hybrid and electric vehicles are highly complicated pieces of machinery loaded with computer controls, miles of wiring and sometimes multiple powerplants. As you might imagine, not everything always goes ...

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    Infiniti Emerg-E prototype will go hill climbing at Goodwood 2012
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    The Goodwood Festival of Speed isn't the first place green car enthusiasts go to for their gas-saving entertainment. But hybrids and plug-in vehicle have been present here and there in recent years – we've seen the Honda CR-Z RR Concept, Renault Z.E. concept and Tesla Roadster – and ...

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    Report: Infiniti LE will likely be built alongside Leaf in Tennessee
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    The first all-electric Infiniti, which is supposed to hit the market in 2014, will likely be built at the same Tennessee factory as the Nissan Leaf EV, Plugin Cars reported. Two Nissan spokesmen told the Chicago Tribune that the company's factory in Smyrna, TN, was the most likely place where ...

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    Official: Nissan announces connectivity improvements for Altima, Leaf; should provide better range estimates
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    Nissan last week announced connectivity improvements for some of its models, including the upgraded Altima that is set to debut this summer as well as the Leaf battery-electric vehicle. The Japanese automaker, which made the announcements at the New York Auto Show, said its NissanConnect system ...

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    Official: Infiniti LE Concept will spawn production electric sedan within two years
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    Yes, Infiniti has indeed made a habit of teasing the masses with exotic and eco-friendly concepts at some of the world's largest auto shows over the past few years, notably with the Emerg-E and Essence Concepts. But, unlike those rolling showcases, the automaker claims its latest reveal, known ...

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    New York: Premium Leaf: Infiniti LE concept presents itself early
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    We'll be able to share full details on the electric LE Concept from Infiniti when the embargo lifts later today, but our ace photographer Drew Phillips happened to be on the automaker's New York Auto Show stand when officials uncovered the shiny showcar while conducting a practice run-through of ...

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    New York: Infiniti releases more details on 'aggressive' all-electric concept coming to New York
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    Infiniti has been tight-lipped about the all-electric sedan it will unveil at the New York Auto Show this year, but The Detroit Bureau learned some new tidbits recently, including that Infiniti is designing the car to "be a luxury vehicle first and an electric vehicle second," as marketing ...

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    Geneva: Infiniti Emerg-E sizzles in Switzerland
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    Infiniti continues to openly toy with the idea of producing a racy luxury sports coupe, following on the heels of 2009's Geneva Motor Show star, the Essence concept. This year, Infiniti has gone in a more overtly sporting direction with this hot little number, the Emerg-E. Fortunately, this ...

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    Infiniti Emerg-E electric supercar looks sex-E in official pics
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    Been wondering what the Infiniti Emerg-E is gonna look like when it takes center stage in Geneva next month? Wonder no more, as the first official photos of the mid-engined, range-extended electric supercar have hit the web. The pics show a pretty and curvaceous design that holds its own against ...

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    Video: Infiniti takes us behind the scenes in World's Fastest Hybrid vid
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    Nissan clearly wants to get as much mileage as it can out of the "duel" it staged between its Infiniti M Hybrid and the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. You'll remember the spot, showing the M35h ripping through the quarter-mile in less than 14 seconds, ahead of the hybrid Porsche. Infiniti got ...

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