Start your Formula E journey at Nissan's inaugural home race

Start your Formula E journey at Nissan’s inaugural home race

Nissan and Formula E top 10 facts: Part 1

Jan 31, 2024
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Nissan's core belief since its founding has been "Dare to do what others don't." As the world's first company to mass-market electric vehicles and the only Japanese automaker in the all-electric FIA Formula E World Championship, Nissan has been consistently pushing the boundaries in the development of EV technology. Our customers worldwide are reaping the benefits of these advancements.

Check out the following electrifying facts about Formula E and Nissan's race team as it gears up for Japan's first Formula E race in March:

1. Tokyo E-Prix: Formula E's inaugural Japan race

The streets surrounding the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center on March 30 will host the fastest, lightest and most technologically advanced cars in all-electric motorsports. The 2.6 km street circuit features 18 challenging turns and high-speed straights. Up to 20,000 fans will watch the action unfold against the backdrop of the stunning Tokyo skyline.

Tokyo E-Prix: Formula E's inaugural Japan race

2. The race: All in a day

Formula E races are renowned for their fast-paced format. The competition is held on temporary street circuits, with practice, qualifying and races all taking place on the same day. Because there's so little margin for error, technological prowess, preparation and driving skill are the keys to success. Along with the thrilling action, spectators can enjoy food, live music and games at the fan festival.

3. Nissan: Japan's only automaker in Formula E

Determined to showcase its cutting-edge EV technology before a global audience, Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 (2018/2019) of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. It's the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series. The data and insight derived from the 16 billion kilometers driven by LEAF customers have played a key role in the design of our race technology. Meanwhile, the lessons learned on the racetrack are helping shape our next generation of road-going EVs.

Nissan: Japan's only automaker in Formula E

4. The car: Formula E Gen3

Formula E's Gen3 race cars are rear-wheel drive, but there is also a motor at the front for regeneration. At least 40% of the energy used within a race is created by regenerative braking, making the Gen3s the world's most efficient racing cars. They generate 40% more power than their Gen2 predecessors and have a maximum output of 350 kW and a top speed of 322 km/h. They're also lighter and smaller than Gen2 cars, enabling faster and more agile wheel-to-wheel racing.

The car: Formula E Gen3

5. The livery: Embracing our Japanese heritage and more

The Nissan race car's cherry blossom livery is both a nod to the team's Japanese heritage and the bold new beginning represented by EV technology. But the decision to feature Japan's iconic flower once again for Season 10 goes beyond a design choice. There simply couldn't be a better choice for Nissan's first Formula E home race in front of its fans.

The livery: Embracing our Japanese heritage and more

Beyond winning races, Nissan sees Formula E as an ideal platform to share its decades of expertise in electrification and to reinforce its commitment to sustainability.

Now buckle up and stay tuned for the next installment on Nissan Formula E fun facts.

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