Nissan and McClaren have announced a multi-year technical collaboration to commence at the beginning of the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season.
The new venture will see the Japanese automakers supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to the famous British team for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era as McClaren has confirmed its participation in the sports Season 9 of the all-electric series.
This new agreement with McLaren is in addition to Nissan’s direct involvement in the highly anticipated Gen3 homologation of the sport. As a world-leading expert in the design and manufacture of exciting all-electric vehicles, and following the recent acquisition of e.dams, Nissan will also continue to compete in Formula E with its own factory team.
Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s chief operating officer has said: “Our new partnership with McLaren Racing will be a powerful one, as the association will inspire collaboration and knowledge sharing,”
He continued to say: “The pioneering spirit and drive to innovate are characteristics 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, McLaren Racing, said: “As we are shaping the team for its first season as McLaren in Formula E, we are naturally seeking the best partnerships and opportunities on every front – with the technical aspect being one of the key areas. Nissan have proven their knowledge, craft and commitment over the last four seasons in Formula E, and heading into the Gen3 era, we have full confidence that the collaboration will bring both parties much success. This will be a true partnership that will drive both the team’s performance and the development of the Nissan Formula E powertrain technology.”
Through this relationship, we hope to see Nissan and McLaren work closely together to create a mark in the most technically challenging and advanced racing series in the world.
Nissans participation in this all-electric world championship is part of a mission to bring excitement of all-electric vehicles to a global audience. Nissan also plans to electrify all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets.
Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, making them the only Japanese manufacturer in the series. The Japanese automaker aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers.