Infiniti has announced this afternoon that a new range-extending electric sports car concept is under development, and is set to emerge from the drawing room in time for the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012.

Dubbed as a “high performance, low emission electric sports cars”, the Concept will lead the way for a series of new high-performance models based on the technology being developed.

Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co and Infiniti, explains the company’s thinking behind the concept.

Explaining the strategy behind the concept, Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Infiniti said: “At the Geneva show next year, we will present our vision for a totally new kind of inspired premium performance car.

Infiniti already has hybrid and clean diesel models on sale. And with an all-electric sedan on the way, the natural next step was to push the boundaries where performance and the environment intersect.”