The countdown to Nissan’s debut in the Formula E electric street racing championship is now officially underway after the checkered flag was waved in the final round of the Season 4 championship in New York.
Nissan will join the series for Season 5 which kicks off in December being the first Japanese brand to join the championship racing in 12 different venues around the world in 2018 & 2019.
The Nissan Formula E car was joined by the second-generation Nissan LEAF. Global Motorsport Director Michael Carcamo & Nissan North America’s EV Sales & Marketing Director, Brian Maragno also attended the media event. Carcamo said :
“Season 5 for Nissan has now officially begun,our goal is to be as best prepared as we can be & we’ve been laying the groundwork for quite some time. As part of our preparations for our Season 5 debut, I’ve been on site at each race this season to take a close look at the championship & our competitors. We’ve certainly observed that energy management is the key to success in this championship,” Carcamo said. “For Nissan, the Formula E championship is a high-speed laboratory. We’re going to use our road car EV experience on the track, but we’ll also take what we learn trackside and use that for the road cars of tomorrow. New York was another great event for the championship & we can’t wait to see the Nissan Formula E cars racing here next year. But our focus is on Round 1 in Riyadh. Testing is well underway with the Gen. 2 Formula E car & we’ll be using our full allocation of test days to learn as much as we can about the new car & fully develop our new powertrain.”
Nissan will use the Formula E championship to showcase its Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy which defines how cars are driven, powered & integrated into everyday life. For Season 5, the New York ePrix will again be the final round of the championship which also includes races in China, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Monaco, Saudi Arabia & Switzerland.