According to Autosport, BMW and Nissan are reportedly in talks to join Formula E. “Multiple sources” have confirmed to Autosport that the manufacturers are already speaking with teams about becoming a part of the series as early as the third season, which starts in the fall of this year.
BMW has been involved in Formula E since its inception in 2014 as the official provider of safety cars. Our own source says BMW ruled out entering Formula E less than a year ago because the series requires drivers to swap cars mid-race.
But Formula E recently committed to implementing a single-car format by the series’ fifth season.
Autosport also says that BMW is not likely to enter Formula E with its own team, but rather become a partner of an existing team while developing technology for the fifth season.
Formula E attracted international manufacturers like Renault, Citroën, Mahindra, and McLaren, and it was recently announced that Jaguar would be joining the series starting in season three.
Nissan and BMW joining the series would mean manufacturer presence in nine of its ten entries.