From Japan, Nissan is going to be the first auto major that will join the competitors in the FIA Formula E Championship - the electric street racing series. It will be the fifth season of the championship in a row which will set up races in major urban cities. In the participated brands there will be Mahindra and Mahindra from India along with prominent names such as Nissan joins Audi, DS Automobiles, Faraday Future (FF), Jaguar Racing, Mahindra Racing, MS Amlin Andretti, NextEV NIO Formula E Team, Renault, Techeetah, and Venturi to become the 11th team in the championship.
Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, said, "To have a name like Nissan coming on board is a momentous day for the series. Not only is it great to welcome a new manufacturer to the Formula E family - it’s great to see our first Japanese manufacturer entering the frame, showing truly how global the electric revolution is. Japan is a country at the forefront of new technologies with one of the biggest followings of Formula E. The shift towards sustainable mobility is in motion and it’s unstoppable. I look forward to seeing the Nissan logo adorned on the new-look cars for season five."
Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president of global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and battery business, and chairman of Nissan’s management committee for Japan, Asia and Oceania said, “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. Nissan’s DNA is rich in innovation in electric mobility, not to mention a long history of success in motorsports. It makes sense that we bring these two core elements together by competing in Formula E.”
The decision of plug into the FIA Formula E championship is a good move by the Nissan as the automaker has the expertise in the electric mobility space also it will help it in taking its technologies to a next level.