Infiniti Americas Vice President Michael Bartsch has revealed the company's electric vehicle has been shelved.
Infiniti introduced the LE concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show and promised to introduce a production variant in 2015. However, he haven't heard much about the model since former Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer confirmed it was delayed to install more a sophisticated battery and charging system.
That changes today as Infiniti Americas Vice President Michael Bartsch has revealed the model has been shelved. Speaking to USA Today, Bartsch said the company has to be "pragmatic" and focus on high-volume models instead of a niche EV.
As a refresher, the LE was originally slated to feature a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that developed 134 bhp (100 kW) and 240 lb-ft (325 Nm) of torque. The company said this would enable the sedan to have "exceptional acceleration" and a range of approximately 100 miles (161 km).