- Nissan plans to only sell electric vehicles by 2030
- Manufacturer eyes using on-track performance to improve road car offerings
Car manufacturer Nissan has announced its commitment to Formula E’s Gen3, the next phase of the all-electric series’ single seater car development.
Nissan joined the series ahead of the 2018/2019 season and last year finished as runner up in the constructors’ championship.
The Japanese manufacturer’s decision to commit to the series is part of its goal to reach carbon neutrality across all its operations by 2050 and to only produce electric vehicles by 2030.
The electrification knowledge that Nissan gains in its participation in Formula E will be used to inform its road car offerings.
Gen3 is set to bring performance upgrades to the series, such as lighter, more powerful cars, faster charging and cost control.
"We’ve achieved great results during our first two seasons and renewing our long-term commitment to Formula E is a key step," said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan global motorsport director.
"We entered the sport with a ‘road-to-track’ technical transfer approach, and by extending our racing program through the Gen3 era, we have the opportunity to close the circle with ‘track-to-road’ technical transfer.
"We believe that, as one of the most global manufacturers involved in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, this sport is the perfect platform to promote our expertise in electrification and demonstrate our commitment to more sustainable mobility solutions."
The 2021 Formula E season continues on 10th April in Rome, Italy.