Only 7 days or 1 more week until the season begins…

Nissan and BMW and Mercedes and Porsche … oh my!

It’s time to talk manufacturers. With more and more auto manufacturers moving to make strides in the reduction of carbon emissions of their production vehicles (aiming to aid in the climate change epidemic), they’ve turned their attention to the cleanest sport in the world. This year, Formula E was awarded the ISO 20121 for producing some of the least amount of carbon per season, thanks to their traveling events and local draw.

For the 2018/2019 season, Nissan makes the jump, replacing Renault (as they focus on their Formula 1 efforts) for the Nissan e.dams team. BMW also takes a more prominent part in the series as a partner and supplier for the Andretti team.

But wait, there’s more.

The 2019/2020 season will bring two more manufacturers to the mix, as Mercedes-Benz, which was announced would be led by former Mercedes Formula 1 engineer Tony Ross, and Porsche also makes their inaugural debut.

This brings the manufacturers for Season 6 to 11, ensuring at least 22 cars on the grid, but with manufacturers like Audi partnering with multiple teams, there’s a chance more growth is to come.

(Img: Alexander Sims at the wheel of the #27 BMW i-Andretti Motorsport Gen 2 car during testing in Valencia. LAT/Formula E)

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