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Nissan to take Renault’s place in Formula E

12 October 2017

Despite Renault’s success, Nissan looks set to replace its alliance partner in Formula E from as early as 2018/19.

The boss of Nissan’s motorsport arm, NISMO, visited the Renault e.dams Formula E team and the FIA during last week’s Valencia pre-season test. The series appears to be a good fit for Nissan, whose Leaf is arguably the world’s most popular electric vehicle. In addition, with the technology from the Leaf almost certainly destined for other Nissan models, and a NISMO prepared Leaf having been recently unveiled, it’s clear Nissan has serious plans for the EV sector.

Currently, Formula E doesn’t have representation from a Japanese manufacturer, but the series chief executive Alenjandro Agag said that he expected that to change. Agag said that of Nissan, Toyota and Honda, “one of those three, maybe two” will end up in Formula E but declined to comment on which manufacturer.

Nissan is not expected to officially confirm the move for some time, with next year’s Geneva Motor Show considered to be a strong possibility. The move will bring Nissan back to the forefront of a major international series for the first time since its unsuccessful LMP1 project in 2015, and will allow Renault to concentrate on its Formula 1 programme.

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