Nissan has taken the next steps toward its debut in the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship by revealing its concept livery at the Geneva Motor Show.
At last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan – the world’s leading mass-market zero-emission vehicle manufacturer – announced it would debut in Formula E from season five which is expected to begin in December 2018. It will take the place of Renault.
As part of today’s announcement, Nissan unveiled its color scheme for the season five Formula E car, which features striking new aerodynamics and an entirely new battery and powertrain package. The livery was designed by Nissan’s Global Design team in Japan.
While the new livery was revealed, work has been underway on developing the all-new technical package for many months as Nissan prepares for its debut.
“Nissan is bringing a lot to the table with our expertise in EV technology for the road and bringing it to the race track,” said Nissan global motorsport director, Michael Carcamo.
“The level of competition in the Formula E championship is on the rise and we’re eagerly awaiting the unique engineering challenge ahead. We’re entering the championship on a level playing field this year with every manufacturer competing with a brand new car, battery and powertrain combination from season five.”
“The strength of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship continues to grow and attract the world’s leading car manufacturers, and with Nissan we will see a Japanese marque in this exciting new motor sport competition for the first time,” added FIA President Jean Todt. “With so much electric vehicle development happening in Japan, this is an important step for Formula E, and one which I hope continues to broaden the reach of the electric racing revolution.”