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Nissan commits to Formula E GEN4

NISSAN has announced its commitment to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship until at least 2030, reinforcing its Ambition 2030 electrification plans.

From Season 13 (2026/27) to Season 16 (2029/30), FE’s GEN4 technology will be the most advanced yet, cementing the series’ status as the world’s most innovative laboratory for electric mobility solutions.

Nissan Formula E Team managing director and team principal Tommaso Volpe signed the official registration document for car manufacturers in the FIA Formula E World Championship for Seasons 13 (2026/27) to 16 (2029/30).

He was present with FIA Senior Circuit Sport Director Marek Nawarecki and FE Chief Executive Officer Jeff Dodds.

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The agreement ratifies Nissan’s commitment as a manufacturer to GEN4 of the sport, becoming the first constructor confirmed to take part in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship until 2030.

Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds, Managing director and team principal Tomasso Volpe, and Nissan Motors CEO Makoto Uchida. Picture: Supplied/Nissan

“We’re extremely pleased to continue our involvement in Formula E until 2030. In addition to bringing excitement and an on-track spectacle to our fans, our participation in the series will make a significant contribution to our electrification goals set out in our Ambition 2030 plans,” said Makoto Uchida, CEO, Nissan Motor Corporation.

“The technological breakthroughs that we make on the track will provide great insights to the development of our future products. We’re excited to see the future of electric racing unfold and to keep working towards a sustainable world for everyone.”

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Nissan’s involvement in FE will extend for at least 12 years, making it the company’s longest-ever commitment to an FIA World Championship.

“I’m delighted to confirm our long-term future in Formula E as a manufacturer. We’re also proud to be the first company to sign up until 2030, which is a big year for Nissan as we aim to match or exceed the targets set out in our Ambition 2030 pledge,” said Tommaso Volpe, managing director and team principal, Nissan Formula E Team.

“Formula E is an incredible testing ground for new electric technology, and we can’t wait to continue to develop and compete until at least the end of Season 16.”

FE has become the perfect stage for vehicle manufacturers like Nissan, Cupra, McLaren, and Jaguar to develop electric vehicle technology and test themselves against the toughest competition.

The programme places electrification at the core of Nissan’s long-term strategy and will see Nissan introduce 34 electrified models between fiscal years 2024 and 2030 to cover all segments.

23 FENESTRAZ Sacha (fra), Nissan Formula E Team, Nissan e-4ORCE 04, action during the 2024 Sao Paulo ePrix, 3rd meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Sao Paulo Street Circuit from March 24 to 26, 2024 in Sao Paulo, Brazil – Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

The GEN4 technology boasts cutting-edge features like enhanced energy efficiency up to 700 kW regeneration capacity and increased power output reaching 600 kW. These innovations mark a significant advancement in electric vehicle racing technology.

Nissan, the FIA, and FE share the same vision regarding electrification, making this agreement a significant milestone and a natural next step for the future of electric motorsport.

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Jeff Dodds, CEO of Formula E, expressed delight at Nissan’s extended commitment to the series until 2030. He emphasized Nissan’s shared values in promoting global sustainability and striving for automotive excellence through electric solutions.

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“Having a truly global brand like Nissan, with great presence in every country we visit and beyond, is vital for us as a truly global championship. It not only helps us promote the series to a wider and more diverse audience but also contributes enormously to promote EV technology worldwide,” Dodds said.

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By Mpho Rantao

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