Nissan uncovers Formula E entry

Tom Howard

Tuesday 6th March, 2018 - 8:11pm

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Nissan’s Formula E entry

Nissan has shown off its Formula E entry as it prepares for its factory backed effort in the all-electric single seater series.

The Japanese marque has taken the covers off the all new second generation Formula E car that will contest season five (2018/2019) of the championship at the Geneva Motor Show.

Nissan will take over the entry of its alliance partner Renault as the French brand focusses its attention on Formula 1 commitments.

The fifth season of the category will see the debut of the new Formula E car, which features an aggressive new look, drivetrain and battery system which will see the car able to complete a full race distance on one charge.

“At first glance the season five Formula E car looked to our design team like an EV-powered supersonic bird in flight,” said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

“Naturally this initial reaction from the team started us on a path that captured a sense of a form breaking free of resistance and gravity.

”Formula E racers are virtually silent, with explosive speed bursts thus naturally we turned to Doppler when designing the livery.

“The combination of the sonic pulse of the Doppler effect and the released power of a sonic boom inspired our celebration of EV Racing.”

Nissan is yet to announce its driver line-up for the 2018/2019 season which is expected to begin in December.

The program represents the marque’s return to a major international series since the collapse of its LMP1 sportscar program in 2015.

“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.”

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