Formula E: McLaren and Nissan announce technical collaboration ahead of new season

McLaren Racing and Nissan have announced a multi-year technical collaboration ahead of the new Formula E season.

McLaren are venturing out into electric motorsport more and more with them entering both Formula E for the 2022/23 campaign and Extreme E later on this year.

Indeed, it’s further evidence of the automotive icon’s pledge to push for sustainability and climate awareness, with them also becoming the first major motorsport team to publish a sustainability report, released earlier on this week.

And, ahead of the new Formula E season, things are really starting to take shape with McLaren revealing that they and Nissan will work together over the coming years with the Japanese brand providing the EV powertrain to the McLaren car for Gen3 of Formula E, which begins from the 22/23 season.

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said of the agreement:

“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 have 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.”

Tommaso Volpe, General Manager, Nissan Formula E and Managing Director, Nissan e.dams Formula E Team, said:

“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.”

It’s certainly exciting times for McLaren and for electric motorsport in general, with more fans interested in disciplines like Formula E.

Indeed, the next generation of FE is attracting some huge names, and that naturally makes for an even more exciting competition.

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