Culture > Fast Lane

Nissan to partner with Formula E for the upcoming Tokyo E-Prix

First race for electric racing series to be held in Japan

It's springtime for Formula E. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

Formula E is heading to Japan this weekend for the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix, and the electric open-wheel racing series is ready to tear the streets with a 22-driver grid from 11 teams. The home team Nissan has been appointed as the official local partner aligning with the brand’s carbon-neutrality goals in motorsports.

The Nissan Formula E Team is currently sixth in this year's championship. PHOTO FROM FORMULA E

Formula E cofounder Alberto Longo expressed that “partnering with Nissan not only enhances this landmark event but also amplifies our shared vision for a sustainable future and an electrifying fan experience.”

Nissan Formula E Team principal Tommaso Volpe stated that this collaboration is “more than a race; it’s a celebration of innovation and sustainability that resonates with our vision for a cleaner, more exciting future.”

The Yokohama-based manufacturer will be surrounding the area of Tokyo Big Sight, where the qualifying and the race will be held on March 30.

Justin Young

Justin loves cars of all forms. Molded by motoring TV shows and Internet car culture, he sees the world from a different perspective that not many get to see every day.