Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 (2018/19) of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, becoming the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series.
In its first season, Nissan e.dams finished fourth in the FIA Formula E Teams’ World Championship with six podiums and five pole positions. The squad also achieved 16 Super Pole shoot-out qualifying appearances, becoming the best qualifying team of the season, and ended its campaign with a maiden victory at the New York E-Prix.
Nissan e.dams further improved its results in Season 6 (2019/20), taking second in the Teams’ Championship with one victory, five podiums, a pole position, and six consecutive Super Pole qualifying appearances.
In Season 7, Nissan announced its long-term involvement in Formula E and its commitment to the Gen3 era, which will run from Season 9 and through to the end of Season 12 (2025/2026) of the all-electric racing series.
Season 8 is the last of the current Formula E regulations, with the Gen2 cars unleashing more performance than ever before. Shorter free practice sessions and a new qualifying format featuring head-to-head runs add new challenges for teams and drivers, and even more excitement for the fans.
Highly successful veteran, Sébastien Buemi remains with the team for his fourth season, after signing with the brand since the start of the Nissan e.dams journey in 2018. The Swiss racer partners rising star Maximilian Günther, who joined the team in September 2021 and has previously demonstrated great pace in the championship with three race victories and a second-place podium.
The team continues to link its presence in the all-electric championship to Nissan's road EVs. Buemi races once more in his #23 Nissan Ariya, named after the Japanese manufacturer’s all-new electric crossover SUV. Günther takes over the #22 Nissan LEAF, named after the brand’s well-known EV first launched in 2010.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility
Nissan is the first Japanese manufacturer to enter the series and is a world-leading expert in the design and manufacture of exciting all-electric vehicles. With more than 500,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles sold since the model debuted in 2010, Nissan made use of its existing electric vehicles experience to develop its Formula E race car.
The Formula E program powerfully demonstrates the “performance side” of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s forward-looking vision for changing how cars are powered, driven, and integrated into society.
Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. 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 all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers.