News > Nissan to bring more Formula E racing excitement through 2026
Not one to shy away from its racing heritage Nissan has announced its long-term commitment to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship which will see them competing till the end of the 2025-26 season.
Nissan is committed to achieving carbon neutrality across its operations by 2050 along with electrifying all its new vehicle offerings by the early 2030’s part of this commitment is to keep the excitement and fun in its products ever-present its competition in Formula E is a critical pillar of this.
"Nissan's vision for cars goes far beyond simply modes of transport," said Ashwani Gupta, Nissan's chief operating officer. "We aim to design and build electric vehicles that transform the way communities connect and move and inspire us all to work towards a sustainable society. For Nissan, Formula E helps us bring excitement, energy and the environment to the forefront as we deliver this vision of the future to an ever-growing, new, young and diverse audience."
In its first two seasons in Formula E, Nissan used the experience gained from the Nissan LEAD and applied it to further develop the performance of their e.dams race car, this resulted in the team being the best qualifying team in the championship in its first season and second place in its second championship. The 2022-23 championship will introduce the new Gen3 race cars which are faster and more technically advanced and will allow further technological sharing between the road and track.
"We’ve achieved great results during our first two seasons and renewing our long-term commitment to Formula E is a key step," said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan’s global motorsport director. "We entered the sport with a "road-to-track” technical transfer approach, and by extending our racing program through the Gen3 era, we have the opportunity to close the circle with "track-to-road” technical transfer. We believe that, as one of the most global manufacturers involved in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, this sport is the perfect platform to promote our expertise in electrification and demonstrate our commitment to more sustainable mobility solutions."
The 2021 season is already underway with the first double-header racing taking place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. It was the first time racing at this new venue and also the first time a night race was attempted having drivers race under floodlights. The Nissan e.dams team managed to win 14 championship points from the event.
Olivier and Gregory Driot, team principals of Nissan e.dams, added this joint statement: "Nissan’s commitment to the Gen3 era of the ABB 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."