Nissan: Formula E will unfold “a key development platform” for company’s EV technologies
Japanese automaker Nissan has revealed in a recent announcement that it wants to leverage electric-vehicle (EV) technology development in the Formula E racing championship for its electric cars.
With Formula E racing championship presently gaining immense popularity with automakers as it unfolds a potential marketing opportunity, the announcement by Nissan comes at a time when Formula E’s next race is scheduled to take place in Paris on April 28, 2018.
Nissan is one of the major automakers to join the Formula E starting in Season 5 and Season 6, because of the attention garnered by the forthcoming seasons of the racing championship on account of introduction of its new battery system. Under the new battery system introduced by Formula E, drivers will be able to complete a full race without the need to change vehicles. The new system will also allow teams to work on their own powertrain.
Nissan had announced in 2017 that it plans to join the Formula E with its own team for Season 5 of the increasingly popular racing championship. The automaker has already unveiled its ‘Nissan Formula E car’ in Geneva; and has taken the car on tour in New York and Los Angeles.
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