Nissan becomes first manufacturer to commit to Formula E GEN4

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Nissan becomes first manufacturer to commit to Formula E GEN4

Nissan has committed at least an additional four years to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship until 2030, continuing its manufacturer outfit into the GEN4 era.

Nissan Sakura livery Season 10 Formula E

During a press conference held in Tokyo ahead of the first ever Formula E race in Japan, Nissan Formula E Team Managing Director and Team Principal Tommaso Volpe signed the official registration document for car manufacturers in the FIA Formula E World Championship for Seasons 13 (2026/27) to 16 (2029/30), together with FIA Senior Circuit Sport Director Marek Nawarecki and in the presence of Formula E Chief Executive Officer Jeff Dodds.

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The historic agreement emphasises a long-term partnership aimed at advancing electric racing technology, and underscores Formula E, Nissan and the FIA's dedication to pushing the boundaries of electric mobility and innovation on the global stage. It also marks the first of the Formula E manufacturers in the paddock to commit to Formula E’s next chapter: GEN4.

Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds gifts Nissan team boss Tommaso Volpe a Daruma Doll. One eye is painted, and tradition dictates the other is filled in when a set goal is met. The dolls symbolise endurance, happiness and fortune.

The next-generation GEN4 technology will herald a new era of electric racing prowess, boasting unparalleled advancements in energy efficiency, race performance, and safety innovations. It will include cutting-edge features, such as regeneration capacity up to 700kW, an increased power output up to 600kW, and safety innovations, representing a significant step forward in electric vehicle racing technology.

By embracing Formula E's GEN4 platform, Nissan reaffirms its dedication to driving sustainable racing solutions while accelerating its own technological evolution.

Nissan in Formula E: an historic partnership


The Nissan team is one of the most successful and long-standing teams in the Formula E paddock. Since its entry into Formula E in Season 5, Nissan has continuously expanded its operations, exemplified by the recent relocation of the Nissan Formula E Team headquarters to the Paris area. This strategic move underscores Nissan's commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the sport.

Nissan's pledge extends its ABB FIA Formula E World Championship involvement to at least 12 years, marking a significant milestone in the company's motorsport history. With Formula E serving as the ultimate testing ground for Nissan's electric vehicle technology, this commitment also aligns seamlessly with Nissan’s Ambition 2030 objectives. This ambitious plan positions electrification as the cornerstone of Nissan's strategy, with a goal to introduce 34 new electrified models by fiscal year 2030.

As a global brand operating in every country featured on the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship calendar, Nissan leverages the series to champion EV technology worldwide. Committing to Formula E until 2030 underscores Nissan's pivotal role in promoting sustainable mobility and its commitment to a cleaner, safer, and more inclusive world.


The announcement comes as anticipation builds for the first-ever Japanese E-Prix, which will take place on Saturday 30th March 2024.  An event with particular significance for Nissan as its home race. Adding to the excitement, the event is to take place on the streets of Tokyo, marking a historic moment as the city hosts its first-ever motorsport event on public roads. With the race already sold out, fans will be eagerly awaiting a thrilling spectacle.

Jeff Dodds, CEO of Formula E: “We’re very happy at Formula E to see Nissan extending their involvement in the series until 2030. Nissan shares our values of promoting sustainability around the world, striving for the best automotive performance through electric solutions. Having a truly global brand like Nissan, with great presence in every country we visit and beyond, is vital for us as a truly global championship.

"It not only helps us promote the series to a wider and more diverse audience, but also contributes enormously to promote EV technology worldwide. Nissan is a highly respected manufacturer that is perfectly aligned with our goals and values, and we’re excited to see the role the marque will play in the bright future ahead of us.”

Makoto Uchida, CEO, Nissan Motor Corporation: “We’re extremely pleased to continue our involvement in Formula E until 2030. In addition to bringing excitement and an on-track spectacle to our fans, our participation in the series will make a significant contribution to our electrification goals set out in our Ambition 2030 plans.

"The technological breakthroughs that we make on the track will provide great insights to the development of our future products. We’re excited to see the future of electric racing unfold and to keep working towards a sustainable world for everyone.”

Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds and Nissan Team Principal Tommaso Volpe with the FIA’s Director of Sport Marek Nawarecki

Tommaso Volpe, Managing Director and Team Principal, Nissan Formula E Team: “I’m delighted to confirm our long-term future in Formula E as a manufacturer. We’re also proud to be the first company to sign up until 2030, which is a big year for Nissan as we aim to match or exceed the targets set out in our Ambition 2030 pledge.

"Formula E is an incredible testing ground for new electric technology, and we can’t wait to continue to develop and compete until at least the end of Season 16. The team is on an upward trajectory, and our new headquarters will contribute massively to future growth, with advanced facilities helping us to develop our car for future seasons. A big thank you to Formula E Operations and to the FIA for their support - we’re very excited to continue working together.”

Marek Nawarecki, FIA Senior Circuit Sport Director: “We’re delighted to have Nissan on board as a manufacturer in Formula E until 2030. We’re very excited for the next phase of our only all-electric FIA World Championship. The technology involved in Formula E is developing quickly, and we’re proud to see the championship growing. This is testament to the enduring relevance for manufacturers of the road map implemented, and we are confident that this commitment heralds a bright new era of Formula E.”