Nissan Formula E Press kit


Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 (2018/19) of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, becoming the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series and competing in partnership with the e.dams race team as Nissan e.dams.

After committing to the Gen3 era in 2021, Nissan took full control of the team in early 2022 in preparation for Season 9. Entering the championship for the first time as a single entity, the outfit made its maiden appearance under the Nissan Formula E Team name.

Sporting a bold livery featuring a cherry blossom pattern to represent both the team's Japanese heritage and as a symbol of its new beginning in the sport, the squad showed improved pace on previous seasons. Highlights included securing pole position in Cape Town and a podium finish in Rome, while regularly fighting at the front of the field.

After an encouraging maiden Gen3 campaign, Nissan Formula E Team is looking to build on its performance in Season 10. The squad is also set to move its headquarters from Le Mans to the Paris area, highlighting the manufacturer's firm commitment to the series and to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology.

The state-of-the-art facility and brand-new workshop are part of Nissan's overall plan for the Formula E team. The move also strategically places the outfit in the Paris area, to be close to other Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance facilities and benefit from them.

Tommaso Volpe, managing director and team principal, Nissan Formula E Team, commented: "Following a positive end of the first season of the Gen3 era for Nissan Formula E Team, we're looking to continue building our momentum during Season 10 and become more regular frontrunners. The 2022/23 campaign was a huge moment for the squad, with several internal changes along with the new regulations. This year is going to be another important one for us as we look to keep developing and improving. We have a strong driver line-up and will look to attack from the off in Mexico City."

Formula E Overview

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is an all-electric racing series that takes place on specially constructed city center street circuits around the world. In some instances, the championship also races on permanent motorsport circuits. The races are called E-Prix.


For the 2023/24 season, the FIA Formula E World Championship is made up of 11 teams, all with two cars and drivers. 22 cars line up on the grid for each race. Nissan races alongside some of the world's biggest automotive brands. Many of the teams, like Nissan, have a rich and successful history in motorsport.


  • Pre-season testing – Valencia, Spain – 23-27 Oct 2023
  • R1 – Mexico City, Mexico – 13 Jan 2024
  • R2 – Diriyah, Saudi Arabia – 26 Jan 2024
  • R3 – Diriyah, Saudi Arabia – 27 Jan 2024
  • R4 – Hyderabad, India – 10 Feb 2024
  • R5 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – 16 Mar 2024
  • R6 – Tokyo, Japan – 30 Mar 2024
  • R7 – Misano Adriatico, Italy – 13 Apr 2024
  • R8 – Misano Adriatico, Italy – 14 Apr 2024
  • R9 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco – 27 April 2024
  • R10 – Berlin, Germany – 11 May 2024
  • R11 – Berlin, Germany – 12 May 2024
  • R12 – Shanghai, China – 25 May 2024
  • R13 – Shanghai, China – 26 May 2024
  • R14 – Portland, USA – 29 Jun 2024
  • R15 – Portland, USA – 30 Jun 2024
  • R16– London, United Kingdom – 20 Jul 2024
  • R17 – London, United Kingdom – 21 Jul 2024

Championship and standings

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship consists of two separate titles - one dedicated to the drivers and another to the teams. The Drivers' World Championship is awarded to whichever driver has accumulated the most points over the season. The Teams' World Championship is decided by the combined score of each team's driver line-up throughout the campaign.

Points system

Formula E follows a standard points system, used in other FIA-sanctioned series - awarding points to the top-10 finishers.

  • 1st - 25pts
  • 2nd - 18pts
  • 3rd - 15pts
  • 4th - 12pts
  • 5th - 10pts
  • 6th - 8pts
  • 7th - 6pts
  • 8th - 4pts
  • 9th - 2pts
  • 10th - 1pt

Additional points are also awarded for securing Julius Baer Pole Position and clinching the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap in the race.

The driver starting at the front, from Julius Baer Pole Position, picks-up an extra three points.

During the race, the driver who completes the fastest lap also receives one additional point. However, the driver must finish in the top-10 places to gain the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap. If not, then the driver in the top-10 with the next fastest lap takes the honor.

Julius Baer Pole Position: 3 points

TAG Heuer Fastest Lap in race: 1 point (if in a top-10 finishing position)

Race day format


Each event has two practice sessions - an opening 30-minutes on a Friday, followed by a further half an hour on Saturday. This is reduced to one 30-minute session on the second day of a double-header.

This is the first time the teams and drivers will take to the track under timed conditions as they get a feel for the track and adapt to the car set-up.

Teams must field at least two rookie drivers in Free Practice 1 over the course of the season, to give up-and-coming talent a taste of top tier electric motorsport.



Formula E's qualifying format allows the best teams and drivers to showcase their speed and skill but maintains the possibility of any driver stepping up, pulling a lap out of the bag and firing themselves up the starting grid.

The Group Stage sees two groups of 11 drivers, ordered based on their Drivers' World Championship position, battling at 300kW to set lap times in a 10-minute session, with the fastest four from each progressing into the Duels stage and the quarter-finals. The drivers who progress from each group then compete against one another in head-to-head Duels at 350kW for a place in the semi-finals. Then, the eventual quickest two drivers face-off in the final Duel.

The winning driver of the final Duel takes Julius Baer Pole Position, while the runner-up lines up second. The semi-finalists will line up third and fourth, the quarter-finalists between fifth and eighth - according to their lap times.

The fifth to 12th-placed drivers who competed in the pole sitter's group will fill the odd positions on the grid. The corresponding drivers from the other group will be classified in the even grid slots. So, if the polesitter comes from Group 1, the fifth placed driver in Group 1 will line up ninth on the starting grid and the fifth placed driver in Group 2 takes 10th and so on.



Races, or E-Prix, begin with a standing start, meaning the cars are stationary until the lights go out. The drivers line-up on a dummy grid - a short distance behind the actual grid - and slowly file into position to start the race. The E-Prix lasts for a predetermined number of laps.

Laps can be added for Safety Car and Full Course Yellow interruptions, with the total laps to be added announced three laps prior to the end of the E-Prix.

Introduced for the 2018/19 season was ATTACK MODE, which lets every driver pick up an extra hit of power at their own risk. To fire up ATTACK MODE, drivers will need to arm their car, drive off the racing line, and through the Activation Zone. As a reward for taking a slower line through the corner, they'll be able to collect an extra 50kW of power – 350kW from the stock race power deployment of 300kW. Drivers can choose to secure the extra speed if they want to race harder, giving them the edge to keep ahead of the competition or make moves up the pack. The time ATTACK MODE can be armed is published by the FIA pre-race.

Later in Season 10, ATTACK CHARGE, using pioneering battery and charging technology, will allow the newer, smaller, lighter Gen3 cars to receive an in-race energy boost via a pit stop – delivered at a lightning-quick 600kW. This mandatory 30-second stop will unlock two ATTACK MODE periods with the cars running at 350kW vs the stock 300kW.


Most events take place over a single day in order to minimize disruption to the host city. Some events stretch to two days with double the amount of action - these are referred to as double-headers. The schedules are mirrored from each day, with only one 45-minute practice session on the second day.

Tires and allocation

The bespoke 18-inch treaded all-weather tires used by all teams and drivers are supplied by Hankook - official tire supplier of the FIA Formula E World Championship. Each driver can use no more than four new rear and four new front tires for each event. For a double-header, drivers are given six front and rear tires to use across the whole weekend.

Charging times

Charging the car is forbidden during both qualifying and the race, as well as throughout Parc Fermé and scrutineering. Teams can charge the cars in-between sessions and during practice.


Just like a driving license for the road - Formula E drivers must qualify to participate. In order to enter the FIA Formula E Championship, drivers must comply with the following:

  • Drivers must conduct a specific FIA training session focusing on electrical safety, specific features of the fully-electric Formula E car, as well as reviewing both technical and sporting aspects of the series.
  • Drivers must have accumulated at least 20 points in the past three years, in conjunction with the FIA points system - used to qualify for a Super License. Or, to have previously been holding a Super License, or to have participated in at least three events of the previous FIA Formula E World Championship.
  • The champion from the previous season automatically qualifies for a Super License the following year.

If these points aren't met - a driver judged by the FIA to have consistently demonstrated outstanding ability in single-seater categories, but with little or no opportunity to qualify, can still participate.

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Nissan Formula E Team Management

Tommaso Volpe - managing director and team principal, Nissan Formula E Team

Tommaso has a wealth of motorsports experience. He has been with Nissan Motor Co. for over eight years, and is currently the team principal and managing director of Nissan Formula E Team.

He is responsible for the Nissan Formula E project, including car development, team management, and global Formula E project activation through marketing and PR activities.

From 2014 to 2020, he led the INFINITI motorsports program. Tommaso strengthened the role of INFINITI in F1, transforming it from sponsor to technical partner to Renault F1 Team - including the co-development of the race car's Energy Recovery System, championing the INFINITI Engineering Academy, and developing the INFINITI Project Black S high-performance road car.

Before his time at INFINITI, Tommaso was head of marketing at Lotus Cars, overseeing road car marketing and the Lotus F1 Team partnership. Tommaso started his automotive career with Ferrari in 2008, as corporate marketing manager at the company's headquarters. Before that, he worked at Johnson & Johnson and KPMG.

An Italian national, Tommaso is based at Nissan's European headquarters in Paris. He has a master's degree in economics from the University of Naples Federico II.

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Nissan Formula E Team Drivers

Nissan Formula E Team has retained the services of Sacha Fenestraz following his strong debut season in the series, which saw him claim pole position with the fastest Formula E lap of all time in just his fifth race with the team at the Cape Town E-Prix. Regularly fighting at the front, the 24-year-old also set the fastest-ever Formula E lap on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit in qualifying. Fenestraz is joined by Oliver Rowland, who returns to the team after two seasons away. Rowland joined Nissan as a rookie in 2018, the same year the Japanese manufacturer debuted in Formula E, racing for the team between Seasons 5 and 7, taking five pole positions and five podiums, including a victory in Berlin in 2020.

Oliver Rowland

With five years' experience in Formula E, Oliver Rowland has proven himself to be a seriously quick driver, and he returns to familiar surroundings for Season 10 with Nissan. Following a successful junior career that saw him win Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2015 and claim third place in FIA Formula 2 two years later, Rowland switched to the all-electric championship for Season 5 with Nissan.

"I'm really excited, it's a bit of a homecoming for me, back to the place I started my Formula E journey and somewhere I had a lot of success. The team has been on a great trajectory over the last year, with performances improving. I'm confident Sacha and I will make a strong pairing, he showed incredible speed in his first season. I'm looking forward to getting back to work, ready to go and can't wait to see what we can do as a team."

DOB: 10 August 1992
Hometown: Barnsley, England
Nationality: British

2012 After making his single-seater debut in later 2010, Oliver moved to Formula Renault Eurocup where he finished third in the drivers' championship in his maiden season, winning the Catalunya finale.
2013 Oliver added three victories to his win tally in Formula Renault Eurocup on his way to securing the vice-champion spot.
2014 Moving up to Formula Renault 3.5, Oliver takes two wins in his debut season to finish an impressive fourth in the championship.
2015 Oliver claimed his first international title in Formula Renault 3.5, claiming eight wins in a dominant display. The same year, he competed in four GP2 Series weekends.
2016 Competing full-time on the Formula 1 support bill, Oliver made the switch to the GP2 Series where he secured four podiums in his rookie campaign.
2017 As the GP2 Series became the FIA Formula 2 Championship, a maiden F2 win came on the streets of Monaco, with a subsequent victory in Budapest securing him third in the drivers' championship.
2018/19 Racing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with Nissan, Oliver stunned in his debut season as he battled for victories and claimed two podiums to finish as the Rookie of the Year.
2019/20 In his second campaign in the all-electric series, Oliver clinches his maiden win at the penultimate race in Berlin, finishing fifth in the championship and helping Nissan claim second in the teams' standings.
2020/21 Oliver takes two further podiums in Season 7 in Puebla and Berlin, scoring regular points throughout.
2021/22 Racing in Formula E for Mahindra, Oliver picks up a podium finish at the penultimate round of the season in Seoul.
2022/23 Continues with Mahindra, and his return to Nissan is confirmed in August.

Sacha Fenestraz

For Sacha, Season 10 marks his second full-time campaign in Formula E, following his impressive debut year in the 2022/23 championship. The Franco-Argentine racer showed plenty of promise in his first season with Nissan and will be hoping to build on a strong foundation. An excellent junior career saw Sacha win the Japanese Formula 3 title in 2019, before moving on to compete in Super Formula and the GT500 class of Super GT. He found success in both championships, taking multiple race victories in 2022 and finishing as Super Formula runner-up.

"I'm extremely excited to continue my journey with Nissan Formula E Team. I'll attack this season with a new approach as it will be my second year in the championship, so we're aiming to hit the ground running immediately. I'm looking forward to building on our strong maiden year together and fighting for positive results throughout the season. I'm also very happy to welcome Oli back to the team. He knows most of the crew so I'm sure he will settle in really quickly and we can work well together to help the team move forwards."

DOB: 28 July 1999
Hometown: Annecy, France
Nationality: Franco-Argentine

2015 Three wins and 10 podiums in his debut season in single seaters sees Sacha take second in the French F4 Championship.
2017 Sacha takes seven wins en route to the Formula Renault Eurocup title and makes his FIA Formula 3 European Championship debut.
2018 Now racing full time in European Formula 3, Sacha secures a win at Pau before taking third at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix.
2019 Sacha makes the move to Japan to compete in Japanese Formula 3, winning eight times on his way to the title.
2020/21 Sacha combines his Super Formula and Super GT commitments in Japan with a test and reserve driver role in FIA Formula E.
2022 Sacha makes his FIA Formula E debut in the final round of Season 8 in Seoul before being announced as a full-time driver for Nissan Formula E in Season 9. He also continues to have success in Japan, winning in both Super Formula and Super GT.
2023 In his first Formula E campaign, Sacha leaves his mark by claiming pole position and the fastest Formula E lap of all time in just his fifth race with the team. Regularly fighting at the front, the 24-year-old also sets the fastest-ever Formula E lap on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit.

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Nissan Formula E Team Partners

Nissan Formula E Team counts on the valuable support of Shell and Coral, two strong technical partners which the team is proud to work very closely with.

"For us, at Nissan, it is very important to partner with companies that share our same values, priorities, and long-term goals, especially when it comes to sustainability and electrification", said Tommaso Volpe, Managing Director, Nissan Formula E Team. "We are proud to have the support of Shell and Coral, and to be able to collaborate with two like-minded partners who, like us, are committed to building a more sustainable future through technology and innovation."


Shell continues its long-standing partnership with the team into Season 10, demonstrating its commitment to Formula E. The partnership supports Shell in its continued development of its specialized Shell E-fluids, designed to optimize the efficiency of EVs, and its expanding Shell Recharge charging network, as it aims to become the global leader in EV charging services.

István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President of Shell Mobility said: "Through our partnership with Nissan in Formula E, we are taking experience gained on the track and using it to create better products and services for our EV customers on the road. Formula E is an important testing ground for the development and production of cleaner energy products, including Shell Recharge, Shell E-fluids and other new energy products."


Nissan Formula E Team enters a new partnership for Season 10 with Coral. The UAE-based software company specializes in offsetting carbon emissions by using blockchain technology, bringing transparency and verification to carbon credit markets.

The relationship with Coral is the next step in Nissan Formula E Team's pledge to reducing its carbon emissions, following its award of the FIA 3 Star Environmental Accreditation in 2022. While the auto manufacturer is pioneering electric mobility, it is also scrutinizing its environmental impact and looking to accelerate improvements in green technologies in the motorsport world.

The team recognizes the importance of sustainability and the need for innovations in environmental management. Coral's commitment to transparency made them an ideal partner for Nissan Formula E Team's environmental initiatives. To reinforce its commitment, Nissan Formula E and Coral will use a custom calculator to accurately assess the carbon footprint of the racing team and will implement a robust credit scheme, providing full transparency on the squad's carbon offset.

The goal for the partnership is to combine Nissan Formula E's vast reach with Coral's transparent and efficient platform, in order to increase awareness of the impact of carbon credits, directly contributing to global decarbonization and a cleaner future.

Tommaso Volpe, managing director and team principal, Nissan Formula E Team: "For both Nissan and Nissan Formula E Team, sustainability is of vital importance. We have recently renewed our FIA 3 Star Environmental Accreditation and are always looking for the next step to reduce our emissions. That's why we are delighted to team up with Coral. When it came to choosing a partner to achieve our carbon neutrality goal, we wanted to make sure the trackability of our carbon offset is as accurate as possible. Coral's CO2 offset is met through the most advanced innovation and is achieved in a bulletproof way. We're looking forward to developing our relationship with Coral and working together for a greener future."

Daniele Sileri, Founder and Head of Strategy, Coral: "We welcome the partnership and participation from Nissan Formula E Team,. This is an example to individuals and corporations that everyone should be able to take meaningful action in tackling climate change."

Nissan and McLaren Racing

Nissan and McLaren Racing entered a technical partnership in June 2022, which sees the Japanese manufacturer supply NEOM McLaren Formula E Team with its Nissan EV powertrain for the entirety of the Gen3 era. Thanks to this agreement, Nissan and McLaren Racing work closely together as they compete in one of the most challenging and technically advanced racing series in the world.

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said: "Nissan have proven their knowledge, craft and commitment over the last five seasons in Formula E, and 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."

Tommaso Volpe, managing director and team principal, Nissan Formula E Team, also commented: "We are proud to have this multi-year agreement with a great motorsports brand such as McLaren Racing. 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."

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Gen3 Cars

The Formula E Gen3 cars

The third generation Formula E race car follows on from the original Gen1 car (2014-2017) and its Gen2 successor (2018-2022).

Gen3 cars produce 600kW of total power between the new drive motor at the rear axle, generating 350kW, and the front-mounted standard 250kW motor.

With 40% more power than in Gen2 and a top speed over 320 km/h, the new cars are lighter and smaller, enabling faster, more agile wheel-to-wheel all-electric racing.

More than 40% of the energy is produced by regenerative braking, an increase from 25% achieved by Gen2 cars. The batteries will also be recycled at the end of their life service.

Gen3 cars are 60kg lighter than Gen2, largely through the removal of rear brakes and a smaller battery size. They are also be smaller to be better suited to racing on street circuits.

Recyclable batteries, recycled carbon fiber from Gen2 cars, natural rubber and recycled fibers in Hankook's new tires all feature in Gen3 as part of Formula E's carbon natural target and sustainability push.

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History / Milestones

Team History and Milestones

Nissan entered Formula E in 2018, in partnership with the e.dams squad. In Season 5, its first in the sport, Nissan e.dams finished fourth in the Teams' Championship with six podiums and five pole positions. The squad also achieved 16 Super Pole shoot-out qualifying appearances, becoming the best qualifying team of the season, and ended its campaign with a maiden victory at the New York E-Prix.

Nissan e.dams further improved its results in Season 6 (2019/20), taking second in the Teams' Championship with one victory, five podiums, a pole position, and six consecutive Super Pole qualifying appearances.

In Season 7, Nissan announced its long-term involvement in Formula E and its commitment to the Gen3 era, which runs from Season 9 (2022/23) through to the end of Season 12 (2025/26) of the all-electric racing series.

Nissan acquired the e.dams race team in April 2022, with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

In June 2022, Nissan announced it would supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to McLaren Racing for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era, further demonstrating its commitment and involvement in Formula E.

Season 9 (2022/23) was the first of the highly anticipated Gen3 homologation and Nissan's fifth in Formula E. It also marked a new era for the Japanese automaker, as it competed in Formula E as one team for the first time as Nissan Formula E Team.

The squad showed improved performance, picking up a pole position in Cape Town and a podium in Rome. Nissan Formula E Team will be looking to improve on that showing in Season 10, as Sacha Fenestraz and Oliver Rowland take on the 2023/24 campaign.

Nissan is a world-leading expert in the design and manufacture of exciting all-electric vehicles. With more than 600,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles sold since the model debuted in 2010, Nissan made use of its existing EV experience to develop its Formula E race car. In turn, the lessons learnt on the racetrack help shape the next generations of EVs from the Japanese car maker.

Nissan races in this all-electric world championship to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all its new vehicles by the early 2030s in key markets. The Japanese automaker aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers.

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Nissan Electric Mobility

Nissan Electric Mobility

From the pioneering first version in 2010 to the LEAF e+ introduced in 2019, the more than 600,000 customers who have chosen the LEAF have helped drivers around the world realize the benefits of electric vehicles, both in terms of sustainability and in their daily lives.

Nissan estimates that LEAF owners have driven their cars approximately 16 billion kilometers (around 10 billion miles) cumulatively, worldwide, preventing more than 2.5 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.

Today's customers also expect electric cars to make their daily lives more enjoyable. Nissan is developing a growing line up of advanced electrified cars and technologies that meet a wide range of needs and help customers feel more confident, connected and excited.

In 2020, Nissan unveiled the Nissan Ariya all-electric crossover. The Ariya embodies Nissan's strengths in electric vehicle development and features the latest in Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies and design.

The Ariya is a key model in the company's Nissan NEXT transformation plan, under which Nissan plans to sell one million electrified vehicles annually by the end of the 2023 fiscal year, including EVs and vehicles with e-POWER electrified powertrains.

The Nissan LEAF

In 2020, Nissan celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Nissan LEAF electric car and the delivery of more than 600,000 LEAF vehicles since the model was first introduced.

Produced at plants in Japan, the U.S. and the U.K., the zero-emission Nissan LEAF is sold in 59 markets around the world. As its battery capacity, performance and efficiency have continued to improve, the LEAF has evolved from a city commuter to a versatile car that meets a wide range of customer needs and lifestyles.


Nissan's world-leading expertise in electric vehicles and top-class motorsports experience have seamlessly come together in the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC – an exhilarating showcase of the power, innovation and excitement of Nissan electric vehicle technology.

The all-wheel-drive LEAF NISMO RC boasts more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, which was based on the first-generation LEAF and revealed in 2011. Delivering 322 hp and 640 Nm of instantly available torque, the LEAF NISMO RC offers lightning-quick acceleration, achieving the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 3.4 seconds.

The creation of the latest LEAF NISMO RC is not just for show; it acts as a testbed for future technological evolution and showcases the limitless potential of Nissan electric vehicles. It explores what can be achieved with an all-electric twin-motor and all-wheel-drive drivetrain, expressing Nissan's dedication to continually evolve and improve its EV models for drivers worldwide.

The LEAF NISMO RC shares its advanced technology with the Nissan LEAF road car – the world's pioneering EV launched in 2010 with more than 600,000 units sold worldwide.

The Nissan Ariya

The all-new Nissan Ariya is an electric crossover that lets customers travel farther while enjoying greater driving excitement, confidence and comfort, and connectivity.

With a 100% electric powertrain, the Ariya promises powerful acceleration and smooth, quiet operation. Drivers and passengers can relax and enjoy the ride thanks to autonomous driving technology, concierge-level assistance, seamless connectivity, and a spacious, lounge-like interior. With an estimated range of up to 610 kilometers (based on Japan WLTC cycle, subject to homologation), the no-compromise Ariya is perfect for daily commutes and weekend road trips alike.

The Nissan ARIYA Single Seater Concept

Nissan revealed its exciting new Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept in 2021 – a high-performance exploration, development and demonstration project of how the all-electric Nissan Ariya road car powertrain could be used in a bespoke single seater racing car chassis.

With this concept Nissan wanted to showcase the high-performance potential of the Ariya's powertrain in a motorsports-inspired package that not only hints at the design and styling of the road car that inspired it, but that also demonstrates a new and efficient EV performance language.

Nissan's participation in the FIA Formula E World Championship played a key role in inspiring the Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept. Nissan competes in Formula E not only to race on track, but also to support the development of compelling electric vehicles for customers. Nissan's EV programs inform the Formula E program and vice versa, allowing for road-to-track technology transfer as well as track-to-road.

Nissan Brain to Performance

Nissan Brain to Performance is an exciting and cutting-edge, innovative program that uses advanced brain imaging and analysis to determine the anatomical specifics of high performance, professional drivers' brains. The drivers' brains are mapped, and a bespoke driver training program is developed to enhance driver brain performance.

In October 2023, Nissan revealed the results of its driver training program which show how brain training protocols can successfully improve the cognitive functions of Nissan Formula E Team drivers. The data indicates that racing drivers who participated in the training program experienced enhancements in complex decision-making, stress and fatigue resilience, and quicker reaction times. These improvements can help reduce on-track errors and maximize drivers' pace and consistency.  Further training could enable the Nissan Formula E Team drivers to reach the maximum potential of their brains in terms of clarity, which relates to their ability to perform in high-pressure environments, and speed, measuring how quickly they can process information. 

Nissan Formula E Team plans to fully integrate these brain training protocols into its drivers' overall training programs from Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The knowledge gained from both the research and application stages could also be applied to the wider NISMO family beyond Formula E, including drivers in the Japanese Super GT series. In the future, the cutting-edge research could potentially help improve the driving skills of the average driver and inform the development of Nissan's electric vehicles.

For more information on Brain to Performance, please visit our website.

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Contacts, Social Media Channels and Further Information

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Head of communications, Formula E, Nissan global motorsports
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