Nissan could be the latest car manufacturer to participate in the FIA Formula E Championship, replacing the Renault e.dams team. The Japanese company is one of the world’s largest makers of electric vehicles, but suffers from the lack of a significant presence in any mainstream motorsport series.

According to Motorsport, the decision was made following several discussions within the Renault-Nissan alliance, but an official announcement has yet to be made. The Renault e.dams team recently unveiled its new Formula E car with new livery, which hints interest at another season before handing over duties to Nissan for the 2018/19 season.

The chief executive of Formula E, Alejandro Agag also said that either one or two Japanese carmakers will take part in the series, naming Nissan, Toyota and Honda as key potentials. Other companies such as BMW, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are joining the fray too.

At the going rate, this could shape up to form a grid that is as competitive as it is interesting. What do you think? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.