Nissan e.dams continues progress in Formula E testing

Valencia, Spain (18 October, 2018) – Nissan e.dams has completed the second day of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship official preseason test with Sebastien Buemi finishing the afternoon session third fastest in Valencia.

 

Buemi recorded a time of 1 minute, 17.473 seconds in the final session of the day – only 0.131 of a second off the fastest time.

 

Earlier the Swiss driver topped the times in the first session after lunch. His time aboard the No. 23 car was the fourth fastest time overall for the day.

 

Buemi won the Formula E driver’s championship in season two and holds the series records for most wins, poles and fastest race laps. The e.dams team is a three-time team’s championship winner.

 

The Nissan e.dams team has one more day of testing on Friday when the official series preseason test comes to a close.

 

Nissan is joining Formula E as the first Japanese carmaker to participate in the innovative series and as the global leader in electric cars, with more than 365,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles sold.

 

Nissan’s Formula E program will show a new “performance side” of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

 

QUOTES

Sebastien Buemi - No. 23 Nissan e.dams driver

"It was a very positive day for the team, and we will be ready for the final day of testing coming up on Friday.

 

“Today we managed to gather a lot of data that the team will analyze tomorrow in preparation for the final day.

 

“Everyone is learning more about new cars with every lap and I feel we are moving in the right direction.”

 

Michael Carcamo - Nissan global motorsports director

“Seb and everyone on the Nissan e.dams team did a great job today, and we’re very pleased with the progress today.

 

“To see the No. 23 at the top of the timesheet after lunch was great. Our objective was to work through our test items while evaluating the other team’s progression.

 

“While tomorrow the cars rest, it will be a busy day for the engineers and mechanic to put all the learning together for Friday.”

 

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

 

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For further information:

 

Karla Leach  

General Manager – Corporate Communications

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9797 4509

Email: karla_leach@nissan.com.au

 

Tony Mee  

Corporate Communications Manager

Nissan Motor Co. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9797 4227

Email: tony_mee@nissan.com.au

 

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