Margot Robbie Gives Nissan’s Formula E Launch a Big Push.

Actress Margot Robbie has starred as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” played super villain Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad,” and was recently nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya.”

In her current role, the Aussie actress stars as Nissan’s electric vehicle and sustainability ambassador as the marque kicked off its Formula E launch tour in Southern California.

“I’ve already seen many of Nissan’s initiatives, designed to bring cleaner air to roads and fairer access to power across the globe. And now, we have this—a fantastic new Formula E car,” Robbie said to a small crowd of fans.

“I’m excited to see how it will help Nissan develop its EV offering further and bring new and exciting technologies to communities across the world.”

Robbie also plugged her recent Nissan videos and touted her happy Leaf EV ownership.

Ana Paola Reginatto, Nissan head of EV products, tells us Nissan’s Global Design team designed the livery and the company is the first Japanese marque to enter Formula E.

“Its heart is full of green energy and our Formula E car was made for the future,” Reginatto adds.

Nissan enters the ABB FIA Formula E Championship series in December. It revealed the EV race car at the Geneva Motor Show and it made its U.S. debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show last month.

Nissan’s global motorsport director Michael Carcamo was also on hand to remind us of the company’s 70-year history of working with electric vehicles.

“Entering the ABB FIA Formula E Championship gives Nissan a key development platform for our EV technologies,” Carcamo said.

“Using the same streets that our Leaf customers also commute on as race tracks has real benefits for customers—we’ll be able to take on real road conditions with our race cars—and we can share what we’ve learned as we tune our latest electric vehicles.”

Carcamo hasn’t had any seat time behind the wheel of Nissan’s Formula E car—“My insurance doesn’t cover it,” he tells us. But he did confirm that the EV has a top speed of 155 mph and features a new 54 kW battery pack that’s nearly double the range of the previous 24 kW batteries used last season. Instead of two cars per race, now teams will only have to race with one.

The Formula E series travels to New York, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Zurich, and Hong Kong when the fifth season begins at the end of the year.

Source: automobilemag.com/

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Margot on the Today Show and The Project while in Australia promoting “Peter Rabbit”.

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Margot back in Australia for the “Peter Rabbit” film premiere in Sydney.

Margot has come back to her homeland, this time for the Premiere of her other movie released this year, “Peter Rabbit”.

Photos from todays Premiere and yesterdays press day are added to the gallery!

This report from Dailymail.uk:

Margot Robbie has revealed she signed up for Peter Rabbit in the hopes that she would get a ‘free ticket home’.

But despite several live-action scenes being filmed in Sydney, the Oscar-nominated actress was told she’d be doing her parts in Los Angeles.

She told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday: ‘I’ve wanted to shoot something in Australia for so long, so I’m like, sign me up!’

‘Free ticket home, time with my family and then they were like, “Um, you’re actually going to do your parts in LA!” And I was like, No!’

Despite filming her scenes in the US, Margot was still pleased with how Peter Rabbit – which is based on the Beatrix Potter books – had a very Australian feel.

‘There is a lot of Australian pride connected with this film. Parts of it were shot in Australia (and) there are a lot of Australian cast members,’ she explained.

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