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Williams Advanced Engineering unveils lightweight EV platform concept

Williams Advanced Engineering unveiled a lightweight EV platform concept called the FW-EVX at the recent Low Carbon Vehicle Show in Millbrook, UK.

The concept features several innovations in battery pack design, cooling systems and lightweight structures, all integrated into a single scalable platform.

Williams’s engineers developed an automated, near-zero-waste process that creates fiber-reinforced suspension components on the EV platform, providing up to 40% in weight reduction over a conventional aluminum wishbone.

The company is also showcasing a process for forming high-strength 3D structures from 2D materials, which it used to create an exoskeleton for a battery module that also contributes to the structural performance of the battery.

The FW-EVX concept also includes Xtrac’s new P1166 transmission, integrated with a YASA P400 motor-generator.

“Vehicle efficiency has always been core to Williams – whether it be in Formula One or with customer projects,” said Technical Director Paul McNamara. “These technologies, and our thinking around how to create a tightly integrated, lightweight chassis and powertrain package, have the potential to greatly increase the competitiveness of the next generation of electric vehicles.”


Source: Williams Advanced Engineering via Green Car Congress

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