The rush of adrenaline every time a car zooms past you is beyond what words can ever describe. In a recent development Japanese Automakers, Nissan became the latest addition to the Formula E electric car racing championship. They will join in the 2018-19 season when things will start to get more interesting with the new electric race car platform and as individual teams get more freedom.
With the entrance of Nissan, its sister association Renault announced its retirement from the championship after the upcoming season. Nissan will become the first Japanese automaker to get its own team in the championship.
As the ultimate expression of the thrill of instant acceleration and agile handling that’s at the heart of Nissan zero-emission driving, Nissan is going to electrify the Formula E championship. 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 Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy to a new generation of racing fans.
-Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s EVP of Global Marketing and Sales
Earlier this year, BMW announced plans to enter the Formula E in season 5 with its own team while Audi confirmed that they are taking over the ABT Sportsline team, which they had been sponsoring in prior seasons. Mercedes-Benz also announced that it will join the Formula E under its own team, but during season 6 in 2018-2019.