Nissan has unveiled a concept livery ahead of its scheduled debut in Formula E later this year.
The Japanese manufacturer will enter season five of the all-electric championship, which is slated to begin in December, and which will mark the arrival of a new aero configuration and an overhauled battery and powertrain package that will do away with the mid-race car swaps.
“Nissan is proud to be an innovator in electric vehicles on the road, with the Nissan LEAF completing more than 4 billion zero-emission kilometers around the world,” said Jose Munoz, Nissan’s chief performance officer. “Now, we want to bring that EV expertise to motorsports.”
“We’re very excited to reveal Nissan’s livery for our debut. The ability for Nissan to use this championship as a key development platform for our EV technologies, and to be able to race in major city centers around the world, makes it a perfect vehicle for us to showcase Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”
Although the Nissan Formula E car livery was revealed for the first time today, work has been underway for many months to develop the all-new technical package 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’s 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.”
Further details regarding Nissan’s drivers and other technical and marketing partners for its Formula E debut are expected to be announced later this year.