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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Infiniti Teases Plug-in Hybrid


Infiniti announced nearly a year ago that it was working on an electric car — something that would fit five passengers and probably be based off the trailblazing Nissan Leaf. On top of the Infiniti EV, it now looks like the company is at least dabbling with the idea of bringing a plug-in hybrid to the market as well.

The images above and below are for a “range-extending electric sports car” concept, Infiniti says. The concept will be unveiled at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show in March.

We don’t have much to go on, but in its press release, Infiniti made a clear distinction between its pure all-electric sedan, which is on its way, and this range-extending model. Think of this as a competitor to the Chevrolet Volt — which, by definition, is an electric car with a range-extending generator — or better yet, a competitor to the upcoming Cadillac ELR , which is based off the Volt.

We’ll have more info next spring.

By  |  03:10 PM ET, 11/22/2011

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