McLaren Racing and Nissan have announced a multi-year technical collaboration that will commence at the beginning of the 2022/23 Formula E season. The partnership will see Nissan supply its EV powertrain technology to the McLaren Formula E team for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era. Though McLaren supplied the batteries for Gen2 cars and the entire field with powertrains for Gen1 through its McLaren Applied subsidiary, the business was sold in 2021 to Greybull Capital.
Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, commented, “As we are shaping the team for its first season as McLaren in Formula E, we are naturally seeking the best partnerships and opportunities on every front – with the technical aspect being one of the key areas. Nissan have proven their knowledge, craft and commitment over the last four seasons in Formula E, and heading into the Gen3 era we have full confidence that the collaboration will bring both parties much success. This will be a true partnership that will drive both the team’s performance and the development of the Nissan Formula E powertrain technology.”