Nissan and McLaren Racing today announced a multi-year technical partnership, starting at the start of the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season.
With McLaren Racing confirming its entry into the sport of Season 9 of the all-electric series, the Japanese carmaker will provide its Nissan EV powertrain technology to the famed British team throughout the Formula E Gen3 era.
This new agreement with McLaren comes in addition to Nissan’s direct involvement in the sport’s highly anticipated Gen3 homologation. As a leading expert in the design and manufacture of exciting all-electric vehicles, and following the recent acquisition of e.dams, Nissan will continue to compete in Formula E with its own works team.
Through this relationship, Nissan and McLaren Racing will work closely together as they compete with other successful brands in one of the most challenging and technically advanced racing series in the world.
“Our new partnership with McLaren Racing will be a powerful one as the partnership will inspire collaboration and knowledge sharing,” said Ashwani Gupta, Nissan Chief Operating Officer. “The pioneering spirit and drive to innovate are characteristics that Nissan and McLaren Racing share, making them an ideal partner for us in Formula E and as we continue to electrify our vehicles.”
Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, said: “As we shape the team for its first season as McLaren in Formula E, we are naturally looking for the best partnerships and opportunities on every front – with the technical aspect being one of the most important. areas.. Nissan has proven their knowledge, craftsmanship and dedication over the past four seasons in Formula E, and heading into the Gen3 era we are confident that the partnership will bring great success to both sides. true partnership that will drive both the team’s performance and the development of Nissan’s Formula E powertrain technology.”
Tommaso Volpe, General Manager of Nissan Formula E and General Manager of Nissan e.dam’s Formula E Team, also commented: “We are proud to announce this multi-year deal with a great motorsport brand like McLaren Racing. Our partnership kicks off next season with Formula E’s exciting new Gen3 regulations, taking the performance of the all-electric race cars to incredible new heights. At Nissan, we are in Formula E not just to race, but also to show a wide range of viewers how impressive, powerful and efficient our electric vehicles are. And our partnership with McLaren will give us even more opportunities to accelerate the development of our technology and show it to fans around the world.”
Nissan is racing in this all-electric world championship to bring the thrill and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across all its operations and product lifecycles by 2050, Nissan plans to electrify every all-new vehicle offering in key markets by the early 2030s. The Japanese carmaker wants to use its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the track and the road to create better electric vehicles for customers.