The team was established in 2014 to compete in the new all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship by Jean-Paul Driot, the founder of the DAMS race team most known for its success in the FIA Formula 2 Championship and its predecessors. Partnering with 4-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost and Renault to create Renault e.dams, the outfit claimed 3 teams’ titles as well as 1 drivers’ title with Sébastien Buemi in the 2015/16 season.
Nissan became a partner and shareholder of e.dams in 2018 at the start of the fifth season to create Nissan e.dams. In their first season together, they claimed 6 podiums, 5 pole positions and an inaugural victory in New York with Buemi.
In Formula E’s sixth season, Nissan e.dams added a further pole and 5 podiums while Oliver Rowland took his first Formula E win at the penultimate round in Berlin.
After Jean-Paul’s passing on 3 August 2019 at the age of 68, the team was run by his two sons, Gregory and Olivier. In April 2022, it was announced that Nissan had acquired the e.dams race team, taking full control of the Formula E entry.
For Season 9, the first of the Gen3 era, Nissan Formula E will blend experience and youth in its driver pairing, with Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz teaming up in the 2022/23 campaign.
Nissan is one of the leading automotive brands in electric mobility, with more than 70 years’ experience in pioneering EV technology and over 500,000 all-electric Nissan LEAFs sold worldwide, and is the first and only Japanese manufacturer in Formula E. The programme powerfully demonstrates the performance side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s forward-looking vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.