Nissan To Take Renault’s Place in Formula E

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Formula E has garnered plenty of news recently with new global manufacturers announcing their interest and participation in the burgeoning premiere electric racing series in the world. The inclusion of a number of European rivals makes the series particularly exciting.

There is one thing that the series misses though with the absence of no Japanese brand. That is set to change, as Nissan will be taking over its Alliance partner Renault’s spot on the starting grid. With no confirmation over when it will happen, the Renault e.dams team will switch in for the 2018/19 season to factory Nissan.

Renault is a successful part of Formula E from the very beginning and has been providing the cars each team used in the first season along with Spark. It also scored the series’ first team championship in 2015, and then again in 2016 and 2017.

Nissan has the globally popular Leaf EV which has entered its second generation with more promising look and technologies. The brand has been eyeing an entry into Formula E for some time now and is all set to join to boost the visibility of Nissan’s electrification strategy.

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag also said that along with Nissan, Toyota or Honda could join the competition in the near future. Nissan is expected to officially make its Formula E entry announcement at the Geneva Motor Show early next year.

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