INFINITI to reveal Project Black S Prototype in Paris

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As part of its plan to electrify its portfolio from 2021 onward, INFINITI will reveal a new Project Black S prototype in Paris, showcasing how Formula One dual-hybrid electric powertrain technology can be deployed in a road car.

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Infiniti unveils electric Prototype 10 at Pebble Beach

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Infiniti unveiled its electric Prototype 10 at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The concept represents a physical manifestation of Infiniti’s plans for electrified performance. Prototype 10 provides a link between where Infiniti stands now, and where we are heading.

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Infiniti readies electric SUV concept for Detroit auto show

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That's the place where automakers like Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, and Lexus have thrived for decades. In response, Infiniti is Tesla has rocked the luxury car market in the U.S. to its core with the Model S and Model X, and is now doing the same to the aspirational lower end of the car market and even the mainstream market with its Model 3.

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Out of juice: Infiniti Q50 Hybrid luxury sedan dropped

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The long-running Infiniti Q50 Hybrid luxury sedan won't return for 2019, the automaker said Thursday. Infiniti spokesman Kyle Bazemore confirmed the demise of the Q50 Hybrid this year for Green Car Reports. Although Infiniti didn't report sales for the Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid models separately, it's The automaker axed the Q70 Hybrid in July.

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Infiniti announces new electric car lineup based on Q Inspiration

Green Car Reports

Infiniti has promised to build electric cars in fits and starts since 2012—but we're still waiting. At the 2012 Detroit auto show, the upscale brand showed the Infiniti LE, a dressed up Nissan Leaf with a trunk, but it backed away from the model two years later and we didn't hear anything else about electrics from Infiniti for years.

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INFINITI developing all-new electric vehicle platform influenced by Q Inspiration concept

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In Beijing, INFINITI Motor Company announced it is developing an all-new electrified vehicle platform influenced by the Q Inspiration concept car. When INFINITI unveiled the Q Inspiration at NAIAS this January, the concept was powered by a VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine powertrain.

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INFINITI to build five new models in China and electrify its portfolio

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Ahead of Beijing International Motor Show, INFINITI announced it will build five new vehicles in China in the next five years, beginning with the all new QX50 SUV, and electrify its portfolio ( earlier post ). Over the next five years INFINITI is planning to localize five new vehicles in China, tripling our sales here in our fastest growth market, globally. We will continue to strive to make INFINITI the top premium challenger brand in the market.

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Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019

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The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid won't make it to 2019, the automaker announced last week. Infiniti dropped the full-size, electrified luxury sedan from the lineup after 2018. The car debuted in 2011 as the M37 Hybrid, but sales of the hybrid version always paled in comparison to the gas V-6 and V-8 versions of the big luxury sedan. Although it was renamed

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Electric Infiniti, Hyundai Kona Electric price, Nio ES6, German batteries: Today's Car News

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Infiniti plans to introduce a concept version of its first production electric car at the Detroit auto show next month. Hyundai announces pricing for its upcoming Kona Electric. Chinese electric startup automaker Nio reveals its second production model. And German automakers announce big investments in batteries. All this and more on Green Car. Nio ES6

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Nissan unveils LEAF-based Sylphy BEV at Auto China 2018

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Nissan unveiled the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan’s first electric car made in China for Chinese consumers, at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission will go on sale later in 2018.

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Infiniti tech, Chrysler Pacifica recall, Hyundai Kona electric, charging costs: Today's Car News

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Infiniti bumps turbo fuel efficiency with a new variable-compression engine. Chrysler recalls Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivans—again. Faster charging is coming—but it won't come cheap. And we detail why the Hyundai Kona Electric is one of our three finalists for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019. All this and more on Green Car. Fast Charging

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Infiniti Q Inspiration concept designed with autonomy, VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine in mind

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Infiniti unveiled its Q Inspiration Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Previewing a new generation of Infiniti vehicles, the Q Inspiration Concept proposes how an innovative VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine powertrain ( earlier post ), next-level autonomous drive technologies, and a unique human-centric interior could enrich the experience of drivers in the mid-size sedan segment.

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Elaborate engine: Variable-compression Infiniti yields small efficiency gains

Green Car Reports

Turbocharging has mostly not lived up to its billing of being the savior of internal-combustion engine technology. Earlier this decade, facing increasing fuel economy requirements, automakers rushed to boost fuel economy by adding turbochargers to lots of small engines. The problem is, many of them turned out not to be very efficient. As critics. Fuel Economy

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INFINITI will offer mix of BEV and e-POWER vehicles from 2021; 50% of global sales by 2025

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INFINITI Motor Company will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021, said Nissan Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. INFINITI will offer a mix of pure electric vehicles (EV) and e-POWER series hybrid vehicles ( earlier post ), demonstrating the full range of low-emission vehicle technology available to INFINITI as the premium brand of Nissan Motor Company.

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Electric cars from Infiniti, portable chargers, fines increase, take our mpg poll: Today's Car News

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Infiniti announces a new lineup of electric cars in China, new portable electric car chargers are fast and cheap, New York federal appeals court reinstates increase in fines for automakers who miss fuel economy targets, and our weekly Twitter poll: Tell us what gas mileage level you think average cars should get.

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Ferrari, Infiniti: Even laggards, skeptics come round to electric cars

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Back in 2013, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo proclaimed, "I don’t believe in the electric cars"—all but solidifying the automaker's position for the future. Even as recently as 2016, current Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne called the possibility of an electric Ferrari "an obscene concept." Now the purveyor of some of the. plug-in cars

Infiniti Q50 Hybrid leaves, all-electric Audi e-tron arrives, Tesla investigation grows: The Week in Reverse

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21, 2018, right here on Green Car. Are federal officials investigating Tesla CEO Elon Musk? Even more than they already may be? How much will the new 2019 Nissan Leaf cost when it goes on sale? And what about a bigger battery already? And what about Audi's anticipated all-electric model? This is our look back on the week in green cars ending Sept. The Week In Reverse

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Ferrari, Infiniti embrace EVs; Mazda takes the top EPA slot; Ford has more EVs to come: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at details about Fisker, learn more about luxury brands coming around to electrification, and Mazda takes home another win from the EPA's calculators. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Automotive designer Henrik Fisker is back with a new car company bearing his name but just like the last time around, we have our reservations. Today in Car News

Ford, BMW, and Infiniti electric car strategy, Trump loses in court, and electric car chargers everywhere: The Week in Reverse

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This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, April 17, 2018. What ever happened to electric-car company BYD? And what's BMW's new electric-car strategy? On Friday, we took learned some more details about the new diesel F150, and had a chance to offer some driving. Diesels Fuel Economy

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Nissan’s global sales driven by strong momentum in crossover and SUV models

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Nissan’s global crossover and SUV models increased nearly 13%, while INFINITI luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost 9% in 2017. At INFINITI, sales of the QX30 compact luxury crossover increased 97% in 2017 to almost 32,000 vehicles during its first full year on sale.

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Infiniti VC-Turbo engine receives environmental award from ARBÖ

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Infiniti’s VC-Turbo variable compression engine ( earlier post ) was named by the Automobile, Motor and Bicycle Association of Austria (ARBÖ) with the Grand Austrian Automobile Award in the category “Environment.”

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Nissan to use SHF 980 MPa high-formability steel in more new vehicles

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The INFINITI QX50 premium midsize SUV, which went on sale in the US in March, is the first vehicle with front and rear side members made from 980-megapascal ultrahigh tensile strength steel, along with other body frame parts. Nissan Motor Co.,

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Nissan aims to sell 1 million electrified vehicles (BEV or e-POWER) a year by FY2022

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Electrify new INFINITI models from fiscal year 2021. Reach 100% connectivity for all new Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun cars sold in key markets by the end of the plan. INFINITI will accelerate the electrification trend, with new models being either pure electric vehicles or utilizing e-POWER technology from fiscal year 2021. By 2025, INFINITI expects electrified vehicles to comprise 50% of its global sales.

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Consumer Reports: Tesla and other domestic brands take big steps backwards in reliability rankings

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Seven of the top 10 brands in this year’s reliability rankings are from Japan and South Korea, including Subaru, Kia, Infiniti, and Hyundai. The Infiniti brand also rebounds slightly, with the Q50 getting an “Average” score and the QX60 improving to “Above Average.”

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Hyundai introduces US market version of Kona Electric at New York show; 250-mile range

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2019 Kona Electric models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and available in the fourth quarter of 2018, with initial availability in California and subsequently in the ZEV-focused states in the western and northeastern regions of the US market.

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Nissan to launch 3 new EVs and 5 new e-POWER models in Japan by FY2022; 100K LEAFs sold in Japan

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We will expand car sharing services from 30 to 500 locations in Japan by the end of our 2018 fiscal year [31 March 2019]. Along with investment in Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company is prioritizing solid profits and growth in Japan, China, the US, and Mexico; securing a return on recent investments in Brazil, Russia, India and Argentina, as well as the INFINITI and Datsun brands; and capturing the full potential of its brands in Europe, the Middle East and ASEAN.

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Dongfeng Motor to introduce more than 20 electric models under new 2022 midterm plan; battery-electric and e-POWER

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As part of the new midterm plan, titled DFL TRIPLE ONE, more than 20 electric models (zero-emission and series-hybrid e-POWER, earlier post ) will be introduced across all brands with six models in 2018 and 2019 across the Nissan, Venucia and Dongfeng brands. INFINITI will have 25% of its portfolio electrified in 2022, transitioning to 100% by 2025. Dongfeng Motor Co., DFL)—a 50-50 joint venture between China’s Dongfeng Group and Nissan Motor Co.,

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Hyundai Ioniq preview, new VW emission fines, and Toyota Prius Prime purchase: Today's Car News

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Infiniti updates the QX30 and adds safety tech. We preview the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq and go over what the new model year brings. Volkswagen AG has been hit with new fines over its diesel-emissions scandal. A reader reports on his final decision to purchase a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2019

Audi e-tron orders, shale oil woes, and electric classics: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Infiniti drops the Q70 hybrid for 2019. Audi has set a date for e-tron electric SUV orders. Shale oil makes for a lousy high-octane fuel source. And we ask which modern electric car will be the first "classic" car in a new Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Order books for the Audi e-tron electric SUV will open on September

Production of 2018 Nissan LEAF now underway in Smyrna

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Production for the 2018 Nissan LEAF EV is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The 2018 Nissan LEAF will be available in all 50 states at launch at a starting price of $29,990 and its range will exceed 150 miles on a single charge.

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VW electric-car funds, Infiniti VC-T engine, bigger cars: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, electric-car charging companies ask for independent oversight of $2 billion in Volkswagen diesel fines, the variable-compression Infiniti VC-T engine is scheduled for production in 2018, and new analysis argues that automakers may be making cars bigger because of gas-mileage rules.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler expand cooperation with new $1.4B plant in Mexico; next-gen compacts for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti

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Start of production is planned for 2017 with Infiniti models. The production of Mercedes-Benz brand vehicles will follow in 2018. Close collaboration between Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz at every stage of development, from advanced research and design to production, will ensure that vehicles within the scope of the project will clearly differ from each other in terms of product design and specifications.

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Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance break ground for new joint venture plant in Mexico

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Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance broke ground for their joint-venture manufacturing complex, COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes), in Aguascalientes in central Mexico, which will build next-generation premium compact vehicles for the brands Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti. Production of Infiniti vehicles will begin in 2017, while the first Mercedes-Benz vehicles will roll off the line in 2018.

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Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance start $1B manufacturing JV in Mexico for next-gen premium compacts

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The partners will invest a total of US$1 billion in COMPAS which will oversee the construction and operation of a manufacturing plant for the production of next-generation premium compact vehicles for the brands Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti. Production of Infiniti vehicles will begin in 2017, first Mercedes-Benz vehicles will roll off the line in 2018. Kurosawa has more than 30 years’ manufacturing experience at both Nissan and Infiniti.

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Nissan tests fully autonomous prototype technology on streets of Tokyo; next-gen ProPILOT

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Nissan demonstrated a prototype of its most advanced autonomous driving technology, planned for real-world use from 2020, on public roads in Tokyo using a modified INFINITI Q50 sports sedan.

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Oversold Lithium could be about to rally

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Supply expansions in 2018 came in much lower than predicted and the tsunami of oversupply forecast by the likes of Macquarie Research proved to be little more than changing tides in the lithium supply chain. Source: Infinity Lithium company presentation. by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance delivers significant growth in 2016; cumulative EV sales hit nearly 425,000

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Infiniti sold more than 230,000 vehicles in 2016, a 7% increase from the previous year. In December alone, Infiniti sold 27,200 vehicles, an 18% increase versus the prior year. Through Nissan’s partnership with Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan expects to target synergy benefits worth ¥24 billion (US$210 million) in fiscal year 2017, rising to ¥60 billion in fiscal year 2018 and beyond. The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant sales growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96

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Cooperation of Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance accelerates, strengthens in 2015

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Major milestones so far in 2015 include: Groundbreaking for a jointly-owned assembly plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico: Nissan and Daimler recently broke ground on the US$1-billion Aguascalientes plant, which will produce next-generation premium compact vehicles for Infiniti from 2017, and Mercedes-Benz starting in 2018.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler partnership solid and expanding; 12 projects on three continents

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Production will begin in 2017 with Infiniti models. The production of Mercedes-Benz vehicles will follow in 2018. The engines produced by the Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant will initially be used in European versions of the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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Cooperation between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance deepening in 2016

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Nissan and Daimler broke ground on the US$1-billion Aguascalientes, Mexico, plant in 2015, which will produce next-generation premium compact vehicles for Infiniti as of 2017 and for Mercedes-Benz starting in 2018. Construction will be completed in 2017, followed by preparation for pilot production of Infiniti vehicles.

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