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.
“For Nissan’s first Formula E experience, it makes sense to partner with e.dams and be able to draw on the organization’s experience of winning races and championships. The level of competition in Formula E will get even more intense for season five, with a series- mandated all-new car and powertrain. As part of our commitment to our partnership, Nissan has now purchased an ownership stake in the organization, and we’re excited to work with Jean-Paul and his team.”
Roel de Vries Nissan corporate vice president and global head of marketing and brand strategy
The companies have already begun testing the all-new “Gen2” Formula E car. This offers more power and range than the previous Nissan Formula E. This new car eliminates the need for mid-race car swap, which is a normal feature of Formula E during the first four seasons.