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Nissan commits to Formula E and ambitious electric vehicle plans

April 04 2024 - News Release News Editorial

Nissan has become the first manufacturer to commit to an additional four years in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship until 2030. 

Nissan commits to Formula E and ambitious electric vehicle plans

Ahead of last weekend’s first Formula E race in Japan, Nissan Formula E Team Managing Director and Team Principal Tommaso Volpe signed the official registration document for car manufacturers in the FIA Formula E World Championship for Seasons 13 (2026-27) to 16 (2029-30).

The long-term agreement is aimed at advancing electric racing technology. Nissan is also the first of the Formula E manufacturers to commit to Formula E’s next chapter – GEN4 (the electric race cars).

This new GEN4 technology will boast advancements in energy efficiency, race performance and safety innovations. It will include features such as regeneration capacity up to 700kW and an increased power output up to 600kW.

Nissan entered Formula E in Season 5 and has utilised its involvement in the all-electric racing championship to test its electric vehicle technology. By testing its wider electric vehicle technology in this manor, the commitment also aligns with the Japanese manufacturer’s Ambition 2030 objectives.

The plan positions electrification as the cornerstone of the strategy, with a goal to introduce 34 new electrified models by fiscal year 2030.

“The technological breakthroughs that we make on the track will provide great insights to the development of our future products." Makoto Uchida, Chief Executive of Nissan Motor Corporation. 

“We’re extremely pleased to continue our involvement in Formula E until 2030. In addition to bringing excitement and an on-track spectacle to our fans, our participation in the series will make a significant contribution to our electrification goals set out in our Ambition 2030 plans,” said Makoto Uchida, Chief Executive of Nissan Motor Corporation.

“The technological breakthroughs that we make on the track will provide great insights to the development of our future products. We’re excited to see the future of electric racing unfold and to keep working towards a sustainable world for everyone.”

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