Nissan commits to GEN4 Formula E series, reinforcing its Ambition 2030 Electrified plans

When it comes to electrification Nissan has always been keen as a brand to be a frontrunner. So much so that they were responsible for the LEAF which is one of the (if not the) first fully EV mass-produced models for sale.

It’s no surprise then that they are one of the bigger automakers to support the full-EV open-wheel Formula E series, and they have further reiterated their EV plans by committing long-term to the race series.

Nissan commits to Formula E GEN4

Nissan announced during the recently concluded Tokyo E-Prix its commitment to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship until at least 2030, reinforcing its Ambition 2030 electrification plans. Running from Season 13 (2026/27) to Season 16 (2029/30), Formula E’s GEN4 technology will be the most advanced yet, and is set to continue the series’ status as the world’s most innovative laboratory for electric mobility solutions.

Nissan Formula E

During a press conference held in Tokyo ahead of the first-ever Formula E race in Japan, Nissan Formula E Team managing director and team principal Tommaso Volpe signed the official registration document for car manufacturers in the FIA Formula E World Championship for Seasons 13 (2026/27) to 16 (2029/30), together with FIA Senior Circuit Sports Director Marek Nawarecki and in the presence of Formula E Chief Executive Officer Jeff Dodds. The agreement ratifies Nissan’s commitment as a manufacturer to GEN4 of the sport, becoming the first constructor confirmed to take part in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship until 2030.

This decision will see Nissan’s involvement in Formula E stretch to at least 12 years, making it the company’s longest-ever motorsport commitment to an FIA World Championship.

With Formula E providing the perfect environment for Nissan to develop its electric vehicle technology and test itself against the toughest competition, this agreement marks yet another milestone towards Nissan’s Ambition 2030 – a long-term plan to become a truly electrified car manufacturer. The program places electrification at the core of the company’s long-term strategy and will see Nissan introduce 34 electrified models between fiscal year 2024 and 2030 to cover all segments, with the model mix of electrified vehicles expected to account for 40% globally by fiscal year 2026 and rise to 60% by the end of the decade.

Nissan’s involvement in the next generation of Formula E reaffirms its commitment to pioneering sustainable racing, aligning with its broader environmental goals. GEN4 technology will include cutting-edge features, such as enhanced energy efficiency with a regeneration capacity of up to 700kW, an increased power output of up to 600kW, and safety innovations, representing a significant step forward in electric vehicle racing technology. Nissan, the FIA, and Formula E share the same vision regarding electrification, making this agreement a significant milestone and a natural next step for the future of electric motorsport.

Nissan Formula E

Since joining the sport ahead of Season 5, Nissan has been dedicated to continuously growing its Formula E operations as it strives for further success. This includes the recent move of the Nissan Formula E Team headquarters to the Paris area, which has allowed access to the best facilities possible.

As a global brand, Nissan operates in every country on the current Formula E calendar and uses the series to promote EV technology across the world. In addition, Nissan also has several Research & Development centers across 16 markets, multiple production plants in 13 markets, and design studios in 5 markets, supporting the major presence the brand has in the territories visited by the series. Committing to Formula E until 2030 is proof of how important this FIA World Championship is to Nissan worldwide and the role it plays in the company’s commitment to make electric vehicles accessible to everyone, everywhere, and to a cleaner, safer, and more inclusive world.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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