Nissan Set to Electrify the Formula E Championship!
Nissan / Nismo have a long history of motorsport success and now Nissan is set to become the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the FIA Formula E Championship! The Formula E Championship is the Electric Vehicle (EV) equivalent of Formula 1 Racing. Nissan will be joining the electric street racing series in Season Five!
The all-electric racing series is getting a facelift and possibly a radical new design for next season, which starts in late 2018. In Season Five the cars are set to be faster due to improved aerodynamics, a reduction in weight, and more efficient use of the battery. There are rumours of a new battery pack for the cars that will last the entire race, removing the need for drivers to swap cars in the middle of the contest — one of the common complaints about recent models. (See left for prototype).
“As the ultimate expression of the thrill of instant acceleration (0 – 100kph in just 3 seconds) and agile handling that’s at the heart of Nissan zero-emission driving, Nissan is set to electrify the Formula E Championship,” said Nissan’s Daniele Schillaci, Head of Nissan Global Sales and Marketing Division.
At Windsor, we are really excited about Nissan’s participation in the 2018 FIA Formula E championship and the launch of the All New All Electric 40Kw Nissan Leaf! Be sure to stay tuned to our social media for our leader board updates, competition discussions and more!