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Nov 23, 2021
Shell and Nissan e.dams have announced the renewal of their partnership in the Formula E electric vehicle racing championship.
Shell will continue working with Nissan’s e.dams racing team to develop high-performance E-transmission fluids aimed at helping drivers and their electric vehicles (EVs) to win on the track. Shell and Nissan hope to take the innovations from the racetrack to the road, allowing all electric vehicle users to benefit from improved EV efficiency and a better driving experience.
Shell and Nissan’s e.dams team have been partners since 2018, and today’s announcement means they will continue working together for at least three more years.
The renewed partnership will help both companies achieve their net-zero ambitions. Shell has a target to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society’s progress towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Investing in infrastructure for charging electric vehicles plays an important part in Shell’s Powering Progress strategy. Shell currently operates more than 80,000 charge points globally and aims to increase this to around 500,000 by 2025.
“EVs are at the forefront of modern mobility, and Formula E is at the forefront of EV technology. This is why we are absolutely thrilled to be extending our partnership with Nissan e.dams, one of the sport’s most successful teams. Not only will we be providing them with cutting-edge, high-performance E-fluids and E-greases for use on the track, but the knowledge we gain can then be used to inform development of our road-going products, helping us to achieve our goal of being the world’s leading full-spectrum mobility company,” said István Kapitány, Executive Vice President for Mobility at Shell. “This partnership is about winning races, and about combining the power and creativity of two market-leading, forward-thinking companies to develop world-class innovations that we can then bring to our customers.”
“As we move forward into Season 8 and beyond we’re delighted to continue our collaboration with Shell, whose advanced range of E-fluids plays such an important role in keeping our powertrain as efficient as possible. We look forward to more success with Shell as a valued partner in our Formula E racing efforts,” explained Tommaso Volpe, Nissan Global Motorsport Director.
Shell Lubricants is investing in developing products to optimise the performance of road-going electric vehicles. Their current range includes E-transmission fluid, E-thermal fluid and E-grease, all specifically formulated to optimise the performance of EVs.
“Our aim at Shell is to use our position as the world’s leading fuels retailer and lubricants supplier to become the world’s leading E-mobility retailer as well,” said Kapitány. “This partnership with Nissan e.dams, and the innovation we can expect from it, marks another valuable step towards this goal.”
The first race of Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is scheduled to take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on 28 January, 2022.
Shell’s partnership with Nissan e.dams will encompass the introduction of the new Gen3 Formula E car, in which drivers will compete from Season 9 onwards.
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