Published On: Wed, Apr 10th, 2019

Nissan brand Infiniti aims to launch first electric car in three years, made in China

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The Infiniti logo is seen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan
The Infiniti logo is seen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

April 10, 2019

BEIJING (Reuters) – The first electric car for Nissan Motor Co’s premium brand Infiniti will be a sporty sedan produced in China, the Japanese carmaker said in a statement viewed by Reuters ahead of a public announcement expected as soon as Wednesday.

The vehicle would hit the market around three years, and consumers would get a taste when the company unveils a concept car, dubbed the Qs Inspiration electric sedan, at the Shanghai auto show later this week, Nissan officials said.

“China has the most growth potential for electric vehicles globally, especially in the premium segment,” Infiniti Chairman Christian Meunier said in the statement seen by Reuters.

(Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Stephen Coates)



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