With all their might and learnings from their NISMO activities, Nissan has confirmed it will be taking part in season five of FIA Formula E. The company aims to spread its strategy of Nissan intelligent mobility on a global platform, which defines how vehicles are powered, driven and integrated into the society and the best possible way to test out their tech is via motorsport.
Speaking about the company’s foray into the world of Formula E, Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president of global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and battery business, and chairman of Nissan’s management committee for Japan, Asia and Oceania said, “Nissan will be the first Japanese brand to enter this growing championship, bringing our long history of motorsports success to the Formula E grid. It will give us a global platform for bringing our pioneering Intelligent Mobility strategy to a new generation of racing fans.”
Formula E has confirmed the Japanese outfit’s participation along with the added news that it will be replacing an existing outfit which would likely be Renault e-Dams. The Alliance has been there for quite some time and this will allow Renault to focus on its F1 operations.
Season five of the electric racing series will bring about changes in batteries and chassis, making it an opportune moment for a new outfit. They will also be joined by Porsche and Mercedes who will be making their debut in the same season.