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Nissan To Supply McLaren's Powertrains in Formula E Gen3 Era

Nissan and McLaren use the Formula E stage to mutually enrich their know-how for an electrified future.
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Sharing the same goal of contributing to a carbon-neutral society and using their both expertise, Nissan and McLaren have announced their collaboration in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, starting with the 2022/2023 season. The purpose of this joint venture is to supply Nissan's EV powertrain technology to the famous British team for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era, in addition to Nissan's direct involvement in the highly anticipated Gen3 homologation of the sport.

Conceived for the first time in 2011 in Paris by FIA president Jean Todt and Spanish businessman Alejandro Agag, Formula E has been designed to help revolutionise the motor industry by affecting attitudes toward electric vehicles (EVs) and promoting sustainable transport. Furthermore, it has been intended to serve as a framework for research and development around EVs, helping to advance the technology to a level where an electric future can be assured.

Making its racing debut in Season 5 (2018/19) of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, Nissan became the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series. In Season 7 (2020/21), Nissan announced its long-term involvement in Formula E and its commitment to the Gen3 era, starting from Season 9 and ending with the Season 12 (2025/26) of the all-electric racing series.

Nissan chose to participate in this all-electric world championship to bring to the public's attention the importance, but also the pleasure of owning an electric vehicle. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify every all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan made use of its existing EV experience to develop its Formula E race car with an exchange of expertise gained on the racetrack, shaping the next generations of EVs from the Japanese car maker.

In April 2022, Nissan announced the acquisition of the e.dams race team, with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

As a pioneer in the fight against climate change, McLaren became a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Commitment in 2021. Also, it was the first F1 team to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in 2010 and the first to be given the FIA Sustainability Accreditation Award at a three-star level in 2013 as part of the FIA Environmental Certification framework.

Through this relationship, Nissan and McLaren Racing will work closely together to bring their best in one of the most challenging and technically advanced racing series in the world, promoting at the same time the sustainability and importance of electric vehicles.

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