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Continent-Crossing Beats: Nissan Formula E Team Unveils the ‘Electric Legacy’ Soundtrack

The cover image of "Electric Legacy" with Nissan Formula E machine around lightning background

YOKOHAMA, Japan – From the neon nights of Tokyo to the glitz and glamour of Monaco, get ready to experience the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship like never before. As part of a special collaboration with Nissan Formula E Team for the 2023/24 Formula E season, German contemporary composer Mathias Rehfeldt will infuse the essence of Formula E into a series of vibrant music tracks titled “Electric Legacy” .

The perfect soundtrack for anyone’s pre-race rituals, Nissan Formula E Team and Rehfeldt have utilised AI-generated sounds from electric racing, combined with electronic synth and instrumental melodies, to ingeniously craft a track that captures the electric motorsport like never before. In addition, authentic radio excerpts between the pit crew and the Nissan Formula E Team drivers were woven into the soundtrack, adding a layer of realism. Often called the ‘universal language’, Nissan Formula E Team aspires to use music to reach newer, younger audiences and showcase the excitement, culture and sharp innovation behind Formula E – a sustainable motorsport that’s skyrocketing in popularity.

“Formula E is an exhilarating fusion of cutting-edge technology, sustainability, and electrifying competition, and bringing this all to life through music has been an incredible experience. This track aims to connect diverse audiences and celebrate the universal appeal of Formula E, while also demonstrating the modernity of Formula E vehicles. Through this soundtrack, I wanted to mirror Nissan's pioneering spirit in electric mobility and create a track that will evoke the same excitement and feeling fans get when watching the sport” - Mathias Rehfeldt, composer.

Across a series of soundtracks, the collaboration across Season 10 will reflect the diverse and global nature of the Formula E calendar. “Electric Legacy” will be released in localised adaptations for Tokyo, Misano, Monaco, Berlin, London and other key cities – all carefully crafted and tailored specifically to reflect the cultural nuances, fan attitudes, and spirit of each unique city.

With the first city infused version created for the Tokyo Race in March (available here) the trackOpens in a new tab. has now been carefully and individually transformed for a second time to create a new mesmerizing variant for the upcoming Italian e-Prix at Misano, reflecting the atmosphere and ambience of the buzzing Italian culture.

“This soundtrack aims to break conventional barriers by blending music and racing, creating something that doesn’t just capture the essence of Formula E perfectly, but that introduces fresh audiences to the thrill of the sport in new ways. This sport is the absolute pinnacle of electric engineering – it’s the future of mobility and is a journey filled with possibilities. Through this soundtrack, Mathias has perfectly encapsulated the innovation and passion which this sport represents. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Oliver and Sacha making this part of their pre-race rituals to get in the zone ahead of the Misano race, and push for that key podium finish!” – Tommaso Volpe, Team Principal and Managing Director, Nissan Formula E Team.

Combining speed and engineering excellence at the cutting-edge of automotive electrification, Formula E is a natural fit for Nissan. With over 90 years of automotive heritage, 85 years of motorsport legacy, and more than a decade of electric vehicle expertise, the company sits as the only Japanese automotive brand in Formula E.

Debuting in Season 5 in 2018/19, Nissan recognised that the sport speaks to younger, more engaged, more sustainability-focused audiences and is the perfect platform to showcase the opportunities of clean electric technology today and explore their uses in the road-cars of tomorrow.

Feel like getting yourself in the mood for the Italian e-Prix extravaganza this weekend? Grab your headphones and get in the zone by listening to the all-new “Misano Edition” hereOpens in a new tab. and prepare to be whisked away by the Mediterranean melodies ahead of lights out!

Full playlist of all Nissan FE Soundtracks “Sound of S10” is available hereOpens in a new tab..

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About Nissan in Formula E

Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 (2018/19) of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, becoming the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series.

In Season 7 (2020/21), Nissan announced its long-term involvement in Formula E and its commitment to the Gen3 era, which will run from Season 9 (2022/23) through to the end of Season 12 (2025/26) of the all-electric racing series.

In April 2022, Nissan acquired the e.dams race team, with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

In June 2022, Nissan announced it would supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to McLaren Racing for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era.

For Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Nissan Formula E drivers are Oliver Rowland and Sacha Fenestraz.

On 28th March 2024, ahead of the first ever Tokyo E-Prix, Nissan announced its long term commitment to Formula E, becoming the first manufacturer to sign up for the Gen4 era, which runs until 2030, reinforcing its pledge to its Ambition 2030 electrification targets.

Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify every all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets. The Japanese automaker aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers.

More information

Global.NissanNews.com/FormulaEPressKit, Opens in a new tab.

About Formula E

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship became the first global sport to be certified with a net zero carbon footprint from inception back in 2020, having invested in certified climate-protecting projects in all race markets to offset emissions from every season of electric racing.

All cars in the championship are powered by electricity, with the series acting as a competitive platform to test and develop the latest in electric technology.

The World's greatest manufacturers race against each other on street circuits and Formula E promotes the adoption of sustainable mobility in city centers in a bid to combat air pollution and lessen the effects of climate change.

Contact

Maria De Juana
Head of Communications, Formula E, Nissan Motor Co.
Phone: +33-6 17 36 37 61
mdejuana@nissan-europe.com, Opens in a new tab.

More information

Nissan Global Newsroom, Opens in a new tab.
Nismo.com, Opens in a new tab.