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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:29 pm

N1ghtrider wrote:What is "LE"? (Luxury Electric, maybe?) Hey, it has leather; my wife will be sold.


I wondered that too. Toyota uses that designation, e.g. Camry LE, that's what it reminded me of.
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread

Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:53 pm

Updated the OP with some specs.
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:02 pm

EVDrive wrote:From there press release: "The Infiniti LE Concept’s battery system is a proven laminated 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) design with a ChaDeMo DC50kW quick charger."

http://infinitinews.com/en-US/infiniti/ ... -auto-show


A number of design features contribute to the coefficient of drag of 0.25, which aids driving range...


And if they put some money into lightening, it could also be pretty quick, as well as have agile handling.

Remember, a larger battery pack has much less value, in those markets with fast-charger networks.

You can't expect Nissan to design the car, for less-developed nations, like the USA.

IMO, only in America, would many buyers prefer the car, with an extra few hundred more pounds, and many thousands thousands of dollars worth, of additional batteries.

Maybe Nissan is hinting, that it expects, or even is planning an active role in achieving, a real US DC network, in the not-too-distant future.
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread

Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:09 pm

evnow wrote:Update : Here is the official press release.

http://infinitinews.com/en-US/infiniti/ ... -auto-show

- 24 kWh battery
- 240 lb-ft torque
- 100 kW motor
- 0.25 coefficient of drag
- Wireless charging
- Available within 2 years (2014 model)
- Intelligent Park Assist with 360-degree camera views
- optional DC Fast Charging port
- Range Display that uses a mix of onboard and cloud-based data
- 186" long (11" longer than Leaf)...


"...The Infiniti LE Concept’s battery system is a proven laminated 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) design with a ChaDeMo DC50kW quick charger...."

The DC port is optional?

Sounds more like standard.
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread

Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:56 pm

Interesting! The drivetrain looks essentially like the Leaf. Here is better download link, if you needed one: http://bit.ly/infspecs

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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:23 pm

edatoakrun wrote:You can't expect Nissan to design the car, for less-developed nations, like the USA.

IMO, only in America, would many buyers prefer the car, with an extra few hundred more pounds, and many thousands thousands of dollars worth, of additional batteries.


Infiniti is almost a made for US brand. So, yes, I expect them to design cars for the US market.
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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:56 pm

This is a cool pick. It looks like the have the % SOC and the miles remaining together on the dash. They learned something from our feedback on the leaf. Nice job Nissan.

The interior looks pretty sharp in general.

EricBayArea wrote:I wonder if the range/% coincide... So if you're headed up a steep hill the GOM decreases to 30miles would the % remaining also decrease just as much?

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Hehehe, it looks like it is engaging its transporter:

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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:13 pm

edatoakrun wrote:And if they put some money into lightening, it could also be pretty quick, as well as have agile handling.
You can probably forget about that. More luxury = more weight. Want power seats? How about a quieter ride? How about less vibration? The extra combonents and heavier duty components to deliver these things all come with additional weight. Heck, increasing the wheel size probably just added 75 pounds. Now given enough time and money the engineers could probably take this weight back out, but they're not going to have either. Best case this car won't weigh much more than the Leaf. Likely it will weigh more, maybe considerably more.

EVDrive wrote:This is a cool pick. It looks like the have the % SOC and the miles remaining together on the dash. They learned something from our feedback on the leaf. Nice job Nissan.
Power is understandable. Definitely a better display all around. Looks nice.

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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread : Early Photos

Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:45 pm

EricBayArea wrote:I wonder if the range/% coincide... So if you're headed up a steep hill the GOM decreases to 30miles would the % remaining also decrease just as much?

Eric, that's a possibility, but I doubt it. The BMW ActiveE has a similar dash instrument arrangement, and although the DTE is less erratic than in the Leaf, I found the SOC gauge to be much more reliable and predictable. Have a look at a few pictures from a recent range test. For the most part, I traveled at a constant speed on a flat freeway:

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Re: The Official Infiniti LE thread

Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:31 am

I think they should have put more tick marks on the temperature gauge.

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