Nissan's countdown to its debut in the Formula E electric street racing championship is now officially underway.
The brand will join the series for Season 5 which kicks off in December.
Nissan is the first Japanese brand to join the championship, and will race in 12 different venues around the world in 2018 and 2019.
"Our goal is to be as best prepared as we can be and we've been laying the groundwork for quite some time. As part of our preparations for our Season 5 debut, I've been on site at each race this season to take a close look at the championship and our competitors,” said Nissan’s Global Motorsport Director Michael Carcamo.
Carcamo said Nissan plans to use its EV expertise to ensure the team hits energy management targets on the track.
"We've certainly observed that energy management is the key to success in this championship," Carcamo said.
"For Nissan, the Formula E championship is a high-speed laboratory. We're going to use our road car EV experience on the track, but we'll also take what we learn trackside and use that for the road cars of tomorrow."
The company said that it will use the Formula E championship to showcase its Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy which defines how cars are driven, powered and integrated into everyday life.
For Season 5, the races will take place in China, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Monaco, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and the US.