The Nissan e.Dams Formula E team extended its contract with the electric racing series into the Gen3 era, following a similar announcement from the DS Techeetah Formula E Team last month.
This contract extension is in line with the Japanese manufacturer’s goals of electrifying all the new Nissan vehicle offerings by the beginning of the next decade as well as achieving carbon neutrality over all Nissan’s operations and in the life cycle of its products by 2050.
“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.” said Ashwani Gupta, Chief Operating Officer of Nissan.
The team was second in the standings at the end of last season, scoring a total of 167 points. The Nissan brand joined the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Season 5, choosing to renew Season 2 Champion Sébastien Buemi’s contract and sign on former Formula Renault 3.5 Series Champion Oliver Rowland.
Jaime Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, said he was “delighted” Nissan would be continuing in the series as the “performance benefits of Gen3 would create more intense competition on track and drive progress off track, showing car buyers the full potential of electric vehicles.”
“Nissan’s commitment to the Gen 3 era shows their continued pursuit of success”, according to Nissan co-team principals Olivier and Gregory Driot.
The next Formula E race will take place on April 10, 2021 in Rome.