Renault is leaving, Nissan is joining Formula E


October 25, 2017
Featured, News
Marijan Malcevic


  • 2017 - Renault Z.E.17, Formula E Championship
  • Nissan Formula E Championship

Renault-Nissan Alliance announces big news today for the future of the FIA Formula E Championship. Renault e.dams team, which took all three FE Teams’ titles in previous three season, will leave the series at the end of Season 4 (2017/2018). Their Japanese partner will enter the world’s leading electric racing championship instead.

“We had an incredible championship run during our first three years in Formula E and look forward to a competitive fourth season with the benefit of a very stable environment at Renault e.dams. As a pioneer in EV, we have learned a tremendous amount about high-performance electric vehicles and energy management that directly benefits our EV customers. After Season 4 we will focus resources on our aggressive goals for Formula 1 and we look forward to continuing to gain benefits from motorsport racing across the Alliance with Nissan,” said Thierry Koskas, Groupe Renault EVP sales & marketing.

Renault has three Teams' titles and one Drivers' title for Sebastien Buemi

Renault has three Teams’ titles and one Drivers’ title for Sebastien Buemi

Ahead of Nissan’s entrance into Formula E, Renault and Nissan will work together to ensure a smooth transition, leveraging the expertise and development already available.

Nissan accelerated its electrification these days, presenting new concept vehicles at Tokyo Motor Show and announcing the entry into Formula E in Season 5 (2018/2019).

“As the ultimate expression of the thrill of instant acceleration and agile handling that’s at the heart of Nissan zero-emission driving, Nissan is going to electrify the Formula E championship,” said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president of global marketing and sales, EV business.

Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, is excited to welcome Nissan and said, “To have a name like Nissan coming on board is a momentous day for the series. Not only is it great to welcome a new manufacturer to the Formula E family – it’s great to see our first Japanese manufacturer entering the frame, showing truly how global the electric revolution is. Japan is a country at the forefront of new technologies with one of the biggest followings of Formula E. The shift towards sustainable mobility is in motion and it’s unstoppable. I look forward to seeing the Nissan logo adorned on the new-look cars for season five.”

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