Nissan has pledged its long-term commitment to Formula E by signing up to the Gen3 regulations that run until the end of the 2025-26 season. Team’s global chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta revealed that the manufacturer would continue in the series for the duration of the new 350kW cars. This commitment comes alongside Nissan’s move to an all-electric road car line-up “by the early 2030s” and its target to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Gupta told Autosport: “It is my pleasure to announce that Nissan is going to bring more excitement in Formula E by committing to the Gen3 era.
“Through this, we are going to demonstrate our electrification expertise.Nissan has a strong history in racing for more than 60 years and Formula E for us represents energy, excitement, and environment,” said.
In addition, the director pointed out that they must maintain their racing culture as this enriches the motivation of their employees and that is what they see when participating in Formula E.
It may also interest you: Formula E: Is the Rome Eprix in doubt because of COVID-19?
Renault – with which Nissan is an alliance partner – has been a long-term backer of Formula E, having partnered with constructor Spark Racing Technology to build the Gen1 car. It then entered the inaugural 2014-15 season with race team e.dams, winning the first three constructors’ championship titles in succession, before rebranding to Nissan for the Gen2 era.
Gupta explained why Nissan announced its participation as a manufacturer in Formula E a week before the registration deadline.
“We just couldn’t keep our enthusiasm for ourselves, because we’ve been working on it for months. We are very excited, because this will give us the opportunity to build faster and more powerful cars.”
Olivier and Gregory Driot, co-team principals of Nissan e.dams, added: “Nissan’s commitment to the Gen3 era of the FIA Formula E World Championship shows the strength of the all-electric racing series and its pursuit of success in the next phase.
“The new Gen3 cars will be faster and more powerful, and this constant evolution of racing performance that we continue to see in Formula E is great for the fans and the sport.”
Written by | Gabriel Sayago