Read-e or not: Infiniti’s Emerg-E makes its long awaited debut in Geneva

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We’ve brought you a lot of news on the oh-so-gorgeous range-extended sporty concept from Infiniti. From the car’s initial tease, to its leaked patent renders, to yesterdays prematurely released official images, the Emerg-E concept has been gathering a lot of hype ever since it was announced. Riding that momentum all the way to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese luxury automaker finally had a chance to show off the car today — and needless to say, it’s been quite the sensation in Switzerland.

infiniti-emerg-e-light-detailsSince we’ve had a chance to speculate and dissect the Emerg-E over the months, we’re going to focus on two aspect of the Emerg-E that haven’t been quite clear – its engine and its overall range.

Infiniti’s Emerg-E concept packs a 402 horsepower, mid-engined, twin motor. According to Infiniti, the electric sports car is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in an astonishing four seconds – and can reach 0 to 130 mph in “single [and] seamless 30 second burst.”

In addition to its sex-e numbers, the Emerge-E will surely appease green car enthusiasts. It carries a range of over 30-miles while emitting zero emissions in electric mode. When more range is required — and the range-extending gasoline engine is used in conjunction with its twin electric motors – the Emerg-E produces a CO2 output of only 55g/km.

“It is elegant yet dynamic, and has graceful power,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura. “‘Mid-ship cars are usually less refined, but the body of INFINITI EMERG-E is like silk wrapping over the wheels.” We have to agree.

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There is no denying that what we have seen thus far from Infiniti has us clearly impressed. The overall message echoing from the Emerg-E — concept or not — is Infiniti’s clear desire to push both performance-inspired and sustainable sports car to the forefront of the growing electric car market. Even though the Emerg-E itself lies somewhere in between a hybrid electric and plug-in electric, there is no denying the cars exciting technological features and beautiful silky-smooth design.

Infiniti says the Emerg-E is a glimpse into the company’s automotive future. If this is true, consider us read-e. 

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