Nissan bolstered its partnership with e.dams further by acquiring a stake in the French organization. Coincidingly, this move was done before the Japanese marque’s debut in the ABB FIA Formula E.
Nissan’s decision to join Formula E makes it the first Japanese car manufacturer to participate in the electric street-racing championship. Yup, Nissan is not contented on being one of the global leaders in electric cars with its 350,000 LEAF units sold across the world. Furthermore, one of the reasons why this is happening is that the Japanese marque wants to explore the ‘performance side’ of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM).
The Le Mans, France-based e.dams, on the other hand, is an organization which emerged from the European open-wheel sports car competition DAMS. Co-founded by Jean-Paul Driot, DAMS was a 30-year leading contender in the said motorsport. It then became Renault’s partner for Formula E in the past years, where it won the Team Championship in the first three seasons – the most wins and pole positions.