NISSAN has strengthened its partnership with e.dams by buying a stake within the championship-winning racing organisation, forward of Nissan’s debut within the ABB FIA Method E electrical street-racing championship.
Nissan is becoming a member of Method E as the primary Japanese carmaker to take part within the modern collection and because the world chief in electrical automobiles, with greater than 350,000 Nissan LEAF automobiles offered. Nissan’s Method E program will present a brand new “efficiency facet” of Nissan Clever Mobility – the corporate’s imaginative and prescient for altering how automobiles are powered, pushed and built-in into society.
Based mostly in Le Mans, France, and co-founded by group principal Jean-Paul Driot, the e.dams group emerged from DAMS, a number one contender in European open-wheel and sports activities automobile competitors for greater than 30 years. In its earlier partnership with Nissan’s alliance companion Renault, e.dams received the Group Championship within the first three seasons of Method E. It additionally holds information for many wins and pole positions.
“For Nissan’s first Method E expertise, it is sensible to companion with e.dams and be capable to draw on the group’s expertise of profitable races and championships,” mentioned Roel de Vries, Nissan company vp and world head of promoting and model technique. “The extent of competitors in Method E will get much more intense for season 5, with a series-mandated all-new automobile and powertrain. As a part of our dedication to our partnership, Nissan has now bought an possession stake within the group, and we’re excited to work with Jean-Paul and his group.”
Stated Driot, “With our new companion Nissan, we’re eagerly awaiting the brand new challenges forward. We’re very pleased with our historical past in Method E, and we’re trying ahead to including new pages to the collection’ historical past books with our new companion and the brand new automobile.”
Nissan and e.dams have begun testing the all-new “Gen2” Method E automobile, which offers extra energy and vary and eliminates the necessity for the midrace automobile swap that was a characteristic of Method E in the course of the first 4 seasons.
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