This week, Nissan became the first manufacturer to announce their commitment to the GEN4 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, from 2026 until at least 2030. Asian Motorsport details the Japanese marque’s pledge to the future of the championship.

By Seb Tirado

“Long term future in Formula E”

Nissan Formula E Team Managing Director and Team Principal Tommaso Volpe signed the official manufacturer registration document for Seasons 13 to 16, in a press conference ahead of this weekend’s inaugural Tokyo E-Prix.

Ahead of the weekend, Nissan also revealed a special one-off livery | Credit: Formula E

In the press conference, Volpe said “I am 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. 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. A big thank you to Formula E Operations and to the FIA for their support – we’re very excited to continue working together.”

Jeff Dodds, CEO of Formula E, said “we’re very happy at Formula E to see Nissan extending their involvement in the series until 2030. Nissan shares our values of promoting sustainability around the world, striving for the best automotive performance through electric solutions. 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. Nissan is a highly respected manufacturer that is perfectly aligned with our goals and values, and we’re excited to see the role the marque will play in the bright future ahead of us.”

Makoto Uchida, CEO of the Nissan Motor Corporation, also commented on the announcement. “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. We’re excited to see the future of electric racing unfold and to keep working towards a sustainable world for everyone.”

Nissan’s history in Formula E so far

The Nissan IM01 during the 2019 Monaco E-Prix | Credit: DAMS

Nissan joined the Formula E grid as a manufacturer at the start of the GEN2 era in Season 5 with e.dams. Since then, the team have achieved 16 podiums and 2 wins, with Sébastien Buemi in the the first 2019 New York City E-Prix and Oliver Rowland in the fifth 2020 Berlin E-Prix. In 2022, Nissan announced their full acquisition of the e.dams outfit, forming the Nissan Formula E Team for Season 9.

Rowland on the podium in São Paulo | Credit: Formula E

In 2024, Rowland has achieved two consecutive podiums in Diriyah and São Paulo and Nissan currently stand in 6th in the Teams’ World Championship. With this current run of form, Team Principal Tommaso Volpe has high hopes for a third consecutive podium in Tokyo this weekend.

Header image credit: Formula E

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