Formula E: Nissan Makes History as the First Manufacturer to Commit to GEN4 Car

Making history, Nissan has committed to the Gen4 Formula E regulations cycle ahead of the timeline, paving the way for other manufacturers to follow in their footsteps.

By Divyam Dubey | on March 31, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Nissan has created history by becoming the first manufacturer to support the Gen4 Formula E rules. As a result, other manufacturers competing for a spot on the grid in 2026 are expected to make similar commitments. The Japanese automaker made this historic choice just before the first home E-Prix in Tokyo, and it was crucial to the championship. After taking over Renault's grid spot at the beginning of the Gen2 era in 2018, Nissan is making its third straight Formula E appearance. The agreement exemplifies a long-term partnership to advance electric racing technology.  It also marks Nissan's arrival as a pioneering Formula E manufacturer in the paddock, further cementing its role in shaping the future of environmentally friendly racing. 

Makoto Uchida, CEO, Nissan Motor Corporation: “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. 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.”

Jeff Dodds, CEO, Formula E: “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 a 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 promoting EV technology worldwide. 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.”

Formula E: The GEN4 Car

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A new era is coming for electric racing with GEN4 technology, which brings safety breakthroughs, improved performance, and energy efficiency like never before. In GEN4, Formula E has its biggest power jump yet, with 600 kW, or about 800 bhp, compared to Gen3's 469 bhp. As part of the new GEN4 cars, Bridgestone will supply the tyres.

With all this background, Lola-Yamaha has announced they're getting into Formula E. These confirmations only heighten the mystery around possible new manufacturers. 

As these things take place, Nissan also took part in the first-ever Japanese E-Prix, a race that holds special meaning as it takes place in its homeland. The future of electric racing looks bright with Formula E's continued development and new sponsors.

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