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Infiniti LE

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dpeilow, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. dpeilow

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    The Infiniti LE


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    Wireless charging.

    If they confirm 150 miles range it gets a

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    Thanks to Nick Chambers for grabbing the pics.
     
  2. TEG

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    I am slightly underwhelmed by the styling compared to what I was expecting. But that 'liquid-silver' paint is intense even in pictures. And that 'crystalline' front end seems a tad odd.
     
  3. dpeilow

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    It's a concept car, so it has to look flashy :)
     
  4. ElSupreme

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    I really want that PAINT!
     
  5. Norbert

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    Reminds me of my kitchen stuff... quite unusual on a car.
     
  6. AnOutsider

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    Paint IS nice, sort of reminds me of a shinier Model X. Agree on the front end. A bit gaudy for an EV though IMO.
     
  7. dpeilow

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    Word is they are targeting 100 miles "real world".
     
  8. EVNow

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    What's up with the "mean" looking cars ?
     
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    If that translates to "EPA range", it should be equivalent to some 140 "Leaf" miles (i.e. LA4 cycle). I'll take that.
     
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    It reflects peoples' feelings when they're stuck in traffic. Not that many happy drivers out there.
     
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    I would agree that the paint job is really nice.
     
  13. Grendal

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    It uses the same pack as the Leaf, 24 kWh. Unless they upgrade the battery chemistry significantly, I can't see how they are going to get 100 "real world" miles, let alone 140. The car uses the same pack (and same configuration) as the Leaf and weighs more. This car seems marketed to the people that said they'd buy a Leaf but didn't because of looks - which has to be a very small segment of the market.
     
  14. stopcrazypp

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    It seems like the same mistake Lexus made: the HS250h. Basically it'll be slightly more powerful, but less efficient (because it is heavier and has a more powerful motor), with some extra luxury. It'll probably flop like the HS250h in that case (most people would buy the Leaf instead, just like most people bought the Prius instead). They need to offer a much bigger pack by production time so that it at least can top the Leaf in range.
     
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    The large manufacturer fumbles just gives Tesla that much more of a foothold on their piece of the market. This is really just a slightly better looking Leaf. I see nothing coming down the pipeline that is a threat to the Model S, Model X, or even the fabled Mass Market Car. Let's say they price this at $40K, would you buy it? Does it make sense? I'd wait for Tesla's Mass Market car. It will likely be twice the car for same price.
     
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    It would be a consideration for people who want a "known company" to buy a car from. If the miles were 140 VS a Model S 160 that would be real competitiveness.
     
  17. stopcrazypp

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    If it had 150 miles range advertised, or ~110 miles EPA, (as was rumored originally), I would seriously consider buying one for $40k. Given it has the same/less range as the Leaf (100 miles advertised, 73 EPA), it doesn't work for me. I would rather wait for Tesla's Mass Market car.

    Of course things can still change as the car nears production.

    If it had similar range and price as a Tesla (or perhaps an even lower price), I would probably seriously consider buying the Infiniti instead; I would definitely buy the Infiniti without consideration if I wasn't a Tesla fan for all these years. Infiniti has a pretty good reputation for reliability in luxury cars; the German makes had a couple of years where their reliability was horrible. That doesn't appear to be the case though.
     
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    Yes - 73 EPA miles is a non-starter for me as well as an upgrade to leaf. I wonder whether they are playing it safe by not announcing anything that might make people wait instead of buying Leaf. Same range as Leaf in a more expensive EV - but after 3 years, doesn't make sense. I hope they offer a larger pack option when we get to 2014.
     

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