DuPont and the Nissan e.dams Formula E team have announced a technical partnership to accelerate the delivery of new technologies in vehicle electrification.
Engineering teams from both organisations will focus on achieving breakthroughs in e-motor performance and battery safety.
As automakers and OEMs increasingly shift their focus from traditional internal combustion engines to fully electric vehicle components and systems, use will increasingly be made of the technology and materials tested under the pressures of the Formula E racetrack.
Much like what has long been the case for traditional internal combustion-engine vehicles, the racetrack will once again function as a testbed for new technology, yielding essential and tangible applications in future commercial electrified vehicles.
This partnership is an extension of a successful and ongoing technical programme with the Alpine F1 Team (formerly Renault DP World F1 Team), in which engineers collaborated to co-engineer innovations within the car’s hybrid powertrain.
DuPont has been active within the automotive industry for more than 100 years and collaborates with partners and automotive manufacturers around the world to develop new materials and technologies that help reduce weight, improve heat and thermal management, boost connectivity and make cars safer for drivers and passengers.
This partnership represents a significant step forward in DuPont innovation helping to advance vehicle electrification.
The future is electric, according to Tina Wu, vice president and general manager, Advanced Solutions, DuPont, and this partnership with Nissan e.dams will enable the motorsport arena to function as a proving ground. “Together, we’ll push the boundaries of innovation in vehicle electrification,” she said.
“Nissan competes in Formula E to continuously build our electric vehicle expertise as we strive to produce even more exciting, efficient, and safe road cars for our customers,” said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan Global Motorsports director.
DuPont joins current Nissan e.dams partners Shell, Richard Mille, LEMO and CFI. Both teams will start working together immediately in preparation for Nissan’s third consecutive year in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, beginning with a double-header night race in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on February 26, 2021.