Tokyo '09: Carlos Ghosn Confirms Plans for an All-Electric, High-Performance Infiniti Model

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Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn, took advantage of the 41st Tokyo Motor Show to announce that the group's luxury Infiniti brand plans to introduce a fully-electric, battery-powered vehicle. According to Ghosn, the concept is to create "a stylish, compact, high performance four-seat luxury Infiniti with zero emissions." No other details were released on Infiniti's dedicated EV model, though one possibility is that it could be based on parent company Nissan's all-electric LEAF that will go on sale in the U.S. in mid-to-late 2010.