Nissan commits to Formula E GEN4

Nissan has become the first manufacturer to commit to Formula’s GEN4 regulations by signing an agreement to remain in the series until at least 2030.

The news, which comes ahead of the first Tokyo E-Prix this weekend, ensures that Nissan will be in the series when the next ruleset comes into force in Season 13, the 2026-27 campaign, and aligns with the company’s Ambition 2030 initiative which will see it introduce 34 electrified vehicles to its road car lineup in the next six years.

“We’re extremely pleased to continue our involvement in Formula E until 2030,” said Makoto Uchida, CEO ofNissan Motor Corporation. “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.”

Nissan has been something of a mainstay in Formula E since the beginning, with alliance partner Renault being a technical partner to chassis manufacturer Spark as it developed and produced the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, the first Formula E car.

After a season where everyone ran drivetrains developed by what is now known as McLaren Applied, Renault went on to campaign successfully as a manufacturer outfit with French team DAMS, winning three consecutive teams’ titles between 2014-14 and 2016-17 before the Nissan brand took over the support for e.dams in 2018-19.

The team became a full in-house Nissan operation ahead of the 2022-23 season, which also marked the start of the company supplying customer teams (although Renault previously supplied Techeetah in Seasons 3 and 4) — McLaren runs Nissan powertrains and won the brand’s first race of the GEN3 era two weeks ago in Sao Paulo.

“We’re very happy at Formula E to see Nissan extending their involvement in the series until 2030,” said Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds. “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. It not only helps us promote the series to a wider and more diverse audience, but also contributes enormously to promote 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.”

The confirmation of Nissan’s long-term commitment to Formula E follows the announcement of Lola and Yamaha’s decision to enter the current GEN3 formula.

Story originally appeared on Racer