January 16, 2018 / 10:49 PM / 10 months ago

Nissan's Infiniti to become predominantly electric brand - CEO

The Infiniti booth displays the company logo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

DETROIT (Reuters) - Japanese carmkaker Nissan Motor Co. (7201.T) plans to transform its upscale Infiniti brand into a primarily electrified vehicle offering, Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa said on Tuesday.

All new Infiniti models launched in or after 2021 will be either electric or so-called “e-Power” hybrids, Saikawa told the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.

“We are going to make Infiniti the premium and highly electrified brand,” he said.

Reporting by Laurence Frost and Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Sandra Maler

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