McLaren Formula E cars to use Nissan powertrains

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Nissan has announced that it will be supplying McLaren Racing with its Formula E Gen 3 powertrains as the British automotive marque confirmed its participation in the ninth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • In what season did McLaren confirm its participation in Formula E?

    According to McLaren, it will participate in the upcoming ninth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
  • Will Nissan still race in Formula E?

    Yes, even with the Japanese automaker supplying McLaren Racing with Formula E Gen3 powertrains, Nissan will still participate in Formula E with its factory race team, e.dams.
  • This means that McLaren Racing will be using Nissan’s EV powertrain technology for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era.

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    “Our new partnership with McLaren Racing will be a powerful one, as the association will inspire collaboration and knowledge sharing. The pioneering spirit and drive to innovate are characteristics Nissan and McLaren Racing share, making them an ideal partner for us in Formula E and as we continue to electrify our vehicles,” said Nissan Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta.

    Through this relationship, Nissan and McLaren Racing will work closely together as they compete with other successful brands in one of the most challenging and technically advanced racing series in the world.

    “As we are shaping the team for its first season as McLaren in Formula E, we are naturally seeking the best partnerships and opportunities on every front — with the technical aspect being one of the key areas. Nissan has proven their knowledge, craft, and commitment over the last four seasons in Formula E, and heading into the Gen3 era, we have full confidence that the collaboration will bring both parties much success. This will be a true partnership that will drive both the team's performance and the development of the Nissan Formula E powertrain technology,” said McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown.

    On top of Nissan’s partnership with McLaren Racing, the auto firm is directly involved in the highly anticipated Gen3 homologation of the sport.

    Although the Yokohama-based Japanese car brand will supply McLaren with race-spec all-electric powertrains, Nissan will still compete in Formula E with its own factory team, e.dams.

    “We are proud to announce this multi-year deal with a great motorsports brand such as McLaren Racing. Our partnership begins next season with Formula E's exciting new Gen3 regulations, which will see the performance of the all-electric race cars reach incredible new heights. At Nissan, we are in Formula E not only to race, but also to showcase to a diverse range of viewers just how impressive, powerful, and efficient our electric vehicles are. And our collaboration with McLaren will provide us with even more opportunities to accelerate the development of our technology and showcase it to fans all over the world,” commented Nissan e.dams Formula E Team Managing Director and Nissan Formula E General Manager Tommaso Volpe.

    Photos from Nissan and McLaren

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