Formula E

First manufacturer for Gen4 era confirmed: Nissan confirms participation in Formula E until 2030

Tim Neuhaus

Tim Neuhaus

Just before the premiere of the Tokyo E-Prix, the Formula E cosmos is all about Nissan. After a special livery for the home race and kimonos for all teams, the Japanese manufacturer has now announced its commitment to Formula E until at least 2030. This makes Nissan the first official participant in the Gen4 era.

On the media day before the season opener in Japan, Tommaso Volpe, team principal of Nissan, signed the official registration document for the Formula E seasons 13 to 16. The Japanese manufacturer will therefore continue to participate in the all-electric FIA World Championship from 2026 to 2030. Jeff Dodds, CEO of Formula E, is delighted: "Having a truly global brand like Nissan - with a major presence in every country we visit and beyond - is essential for us as a global championship."

Like Dodds, team principal Volpe is also looking forward to the future: "Formula E is an incredible testing ground for new electric technologies and we can't wait to continue developing and competing until at least the end of season 16."

Not only the latest results, but also the recent move of the team's headquarters to Paris illustrate the upswing of the Nissan Formula E team, he says: "Our new headquarters will contribute massively to future growth and help us develop our car for the coming seasons with its advanced facilities."

Engagement in Formula E paves the way for electrification plans

For the Japanese manufacturer, the racing series provides the necessary foundation for its "Ambition 2030" project. The future plan, which was announced in 2021, envisages electrification as the core of the long-term goals.

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida is therefore enthusiastic about the Formula E commitment: "The technological breakthroughs we achieve on the race track will provide us with important insights for the development of our future products. We are excited to see how the future of electric racing develops and continue to work towards a sustainable world for everyone."

The future Gen4 car will be launched with a recuperation capacity of 700 kW and up to 600 kW of power output - and is intended to advance Nissan's electric car technology. The Formula E commitment until 2030 is the longest motorsport commitment in Nissan's history. The Japanese company once took over from alliance partner Renault for the 2018/19 season.

The race calendar, which covers Nissan's most important markets worldwide, was also a decisive factor for Nissan. Formula E has already arrived in Nissan's most important country: Friday at 8.30 am (CET), the 1st free practice session heralds the Formula E debut in Japan.

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