A few days ago, the Japanese company Nissan, one of the largest automakers in the world, announced the acquisition of the French team e.dams, with which it has been cooperating in Formula E since 2018. But now the team is finally going factory, and Nissan believes taking full control of its World Electric Car Racing project is a natural and logical step.
Formula E CEO Jamie Reigl is confident that the acquisition of the e.dams assets by the Japanese corporation is evidence of the growing interest of automakers in the electric series, which is preparing to move to the third generation (Gen3) cars.
“Over the past two years, we have created the conditions for Formula E to become a platform for car manufacturers who are convinced that the future belongs to electric vehicles,” said Reigl. “It required a concerted effort to make our championship a leader in several areas.
First of all, we are talking about the sports side. Taking place in the world’s most famous cities, the Electric Series is a breathtaking spectacle, with factory teams from the world’s largest automakers competing against each other. Secondly, it is a technology platform that will allow leading companies such as Nissan to showcase their achievements. Thirdly, the arena of these battles is one of the most interesting cities in the world. Fourth, the purpose of our sport is to show that electric racing can be useful in the fight against climate change.
Formula E invites manufacturers who are looking to truly develop electric vehicle production, and Nissan is one of the biggest bets on this. Nissan’s purposeful actions are a compelling example of our approach.
The French team e.dams was one of the first to believe in Formula E and showed their loyalty to our championship. This team and its owners helped to shape the strategic direction of development, not only by participating in the championship, but also by influencing the drafting of rules and regulations, as well as creating conditions for the growth of talented riders.
I am sure that Nissan sees the value of Formula E for the long-term development of the business, including through the introduction of the financial regulations, which we have worked so hard to draw up. This ensures transparency in the field of costs and creates reasonable investment conditions for the participants of the championship.”
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