Formula E

Nissan commits to Formula E until at least 2030

Nissan has become the first Formula E team to commit to the World Championship for the GEN4 era.

The commitment means that the Nissan Formula E team will compete in the high-tech championship until at least 2030.

The announcement was made by Nissan Formula E team principal Tommaso Volpe at a press conference in Tokyo just days before the inaugural Japanese E-Prix.

The next-generation GEN4 technology will herald a new era of electric racing, boasting advancements in energy efficiency, race performance, and safety.

It will include cutting-edge features, such as regeneration capacity up to 700kW, an increased power output up to 600kW, and safety innovations, representing a significant step forward in electric vehicle racing technology.

Volpe said: “I’m delighted to confirm our long-term future in Formula E as a manufacturer. We’re also proud to be the first company to sign up until 2030, which is a big year for Nissan as we aim to match or exceed the targets set out in our Ambition 2030 pledge.

“Formula E is an incredible testing ground for new electric technology, and we can’t wait to continue to develop and compete until at least the end of Season 16.

“The team is on an upward trajectory, and our new headquarters will contribute massively to future growth, with advanced facilities helping us to develop our car for future seasons.”

Nissan has been involved with the Formula E World Championship since Season 5 and the new agreement extends its involvement to at least 12 years. Makoto Uchida, CEO of Nissan Motor Corporation said the competition would help it develop technology for its passenger cars. His comments come just days after the brand revealed an ambitious acceleration plan for its EV strategy.

Uchida commented: “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 of Formula E added: “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 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.”

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.