.Nissan’s countdown to its debut in the Formula E electric street racing championship is now officially underway after the checkered flag was waved in the final round of the Season 4 championship in New York on Sunday. Nissan will join the series for Season 5 which kicks off in December.
The EV road car is the first from a Japanese brand to join the championship. It will race in 12 different venues around the world in 2018 and 2019.
As part of the countdown, the brand gave local media a preview of its plans in Brooklyn. It happened before the New York ePrix.
The Nissan Formula E car was not alone – the second-generation LEAF was present as well
Global Motorsport Director Michael Carcamo and Nissan North America’s EV Sales and Marketing Director, Brian Maragno also attended the media event.
“Season 5 for Nissan has now officially begun,” Carcamo said. “Our goal is to be as best prepared as we can be. And we’ve been laying the groundwork for quite some time. As part of our preparations for our Season 5 debut, I’ve been on site at each race this season. [That was] to take a close look at the championship and our competitors.”
Carcamo said the company plans to use its EV expertise to ensure the team hits energy management targets on the track. Season 5 will also be the debut of the Formula E Gen2 car.
— Nissan Electric (@NissanElectric) July 18, 2018