Nissan has confirmed that it will join Formula E racing starting in 2018, becoming the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the championship.
Danielle Schillaci, executive vice president of global marketing and sales, zero-emission vehicles and battery business, commented: "As the ultimate expression of the thrill of instant acceleration and agile handling that’s at the heart of Nissan zero-emission driving, Nissan is going to electrify the Formula E championship. 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."
The Formula E championship launched in 2014 and is a global racing series where teams and manufacturers compete with all-electric powertrains on circuits set up in urban centres across the world. Nissan will compete from season five, expected to begin in late 2018.
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."
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