Nissan is joining Formula E, the first global racing series made up of all-electric racecars. The Japanese car manufacturer announced today at the Tokyo Motor Show that it will enter the series late next year at the start of Formula E’s fifth season. It will be the first manufacturer from Japan to compete in the young racing series, joining other carmakers from Germany (Audi, BMW, and — soon — Porsche and Mercedes-Benz), China (NIO), France (DS), the United Kingdom (Jaguar), and others.

The move will likely come at the expense of Renault, according to a recent report from Motorsport.com, as Nissan has decades-old strategic partnership with the French automaker. Representatives for Nissan declined to comment on Renault’s plans, and a…

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