Earlier this week Nissan announced that they will be staying with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the Gen 3 era.
Nissan joined Formula E in 2018 for the fifth season when they replaced Renault as the manufacturing partner for the e.dams team. Since then they have racked up an impressive seven pole positions, eleven podiums including two victories, and ended season 6 as runner up in the Teams’ Championship.
“Nissan is recognised for its pioneering electric vehicles,” said Formula E CEO, Jamie Reigle. “And we’re delighted to work with them as they develop their next generation line-up. They have rapidly proven themselves a force to be reckoned with on our grid too.
“The performance benefits of Gen3 will create more intense competition on track and drive progress off track, showing car buyers the full potential of electric vehicles. We are delighted Nissan will embark on this next phase of Formula E’s journey.”
As well as focusing on track results, Nissan aim to take what knowledge they’ve learnt while racing and apply it to their electric road car development, as they plan to go fully electric from the early 2030s and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
“We’ve achieved great results during our first two seasons,” said Nissan’s Global Motorsport Director, Tommaso Volpe. “And renewing our long-term commitment to Formula E is a key step.
“We entered the sport with a “road-to-track” technical transfer approach, and by extending our racing program through the Gen3 era, we have the opportunity to close the circle with “track-to-road” technical transfer.
“We believe that, as one of the most global manufacturers involved in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, this sport is the perfect platform to promote our expertise in electrification and demonstrate our commitment to more sustainable mobility solutions.”
While Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s COO, said “Nissan’s vision for cars goes far beyond simply modes of transport. We aim to design and build electric vehicles that transform the way communities connect and move, and inspire us all to work towards a sustainable society.
“For Nissan, Formula E helps us bring excitement, energy and the environment to the forefront as we deliver this vision of the future to an ever-growing, new, young and diverse audience.”