Nissan is set to become the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the FIA Formula E Championship – joining the electric street racing series in Season Five.
The move to participate in Formula E provides Nissan with a global platform to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s three-pillar strategy to re-define how its vehicles are driven, powered and integrated into society.
However, Nissan will replace an existing manufacturer for season five, which is likely to be Renault who have won every single team’s championship so far in Formula E. Although, this has yet to be confirmed.
Despite, this Alejandro Agag, is delighted that Formula E is bringing in its first Japanese manufacturer.
“To have a name like Nissan coming on board is a momentous day for the series. Not only is it great to welcome a new manufacturer to the Formula E family – it’s great to see our first Japanese manufacturer entering the frame, showing truly how global the electric revolution is.
Japan is a country at the forefront of new technologies with one of the biggest followings of Formula E. The shift towards sustainable mobility is in motion and it’s unstoppable. I look forward to seeing the Nissan logo adorned on the new-look cars for Season Five,” said Agag.