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Xtrac introduces new integrated lightweight EV transmission system

Xtrac has added a new product to its Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) line of transmission systems. The new P1166 is featured in Williams Advanced Engineering’s FW-EVX lightweight EV platform concept, which Williams unveiled at the recent Low Carbon Vehicle Show in Millbrook, UK. The P1166 transmission, fully integrated with a YASA P400 motor-generator, powers… Read more »

LeEco pulls out, but Aston Martin will still produce electric RapidE

In February 2016, Aston Martin announced that it would work with Chinese tech company LeEco on the RapidE, an electric version of the Rapide four-door sports sedan. LeEco, facing a cash crunch, has pulled out of the project, but Aston Martin Chief Executive Andy Palmer told Reuters that his company will still produce the EV…. Read more »

From racing cars to street sweepers: Williams collaborates with Wille on electric platforms

Williams Advanced Engineering is famous for its high-performance powertrains – it’s involved in building the Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar and an Aston Martin electric concept, as well as supplying batteries for the Formula E electric racing series. The company’s expertise about combining energy efficiency and performance can be applied to more prosaic vehicles as well…. Read more »

Aston Martin unveils RapidE concept – possible release in two years

Aston Martin unveiled a fully electric concept of its Rapide S four-door sports sedan, developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, at a posh do in London where Prince William met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. At the event, Aston Martin and Chinese investment group ChinaEquity announced an agreement to explore the development of a… Read more »

Formula E battery power increasing to 170 kW for season two

Williams Advanced Engineering, the supplier of the battery packs for the Formula E electric racing series, has announced that the maximum power output of the racers’ batteries will increase to 170 kW for season two of the Championship. The battery packs use cells from XALT Energy, and have maximum usable energy of 28 kWh. The… Read more »

FIA Formula E Championship aims to change perception and push EV technology to new heights

A race towards progress: The all-electric racing series The greatest obstacle to getting more EVs on the road isn’t high upfront costs, range anxiety or a lack of infrastructure – it’s simple consumer awareness. Despite the fact that the Model S, Volt and LEAF are becoming common sights in many cities, a surprisingly high number of… Read more »

E-bike demonstrates the potential of sodium-ion batteries

The British firm Faradion is working on sodium-ion batteries, which show promise as a successor to Li-ion technology. In collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, which provided batteries for the Formula E electric race car, Faradion has built a sodium-ion-powered electric bike to prove the concept. Sodium-ion intercalation batteries use the same process of ion insertion… Read more »

Audi Sport driver Lucas di Grassi wins first Formula E race in Beijing

The first Formula E championship race provided electrifying thrills aplenty on the streets of Beijing. Winding around the Olympic Bird’s Nest stadium, the course formed a stimulating city-center circuit, with a succession of straights, chicanes and 90° bends. The weather was perfect and the stands were packed. Starting from pole position, Nicolas Prost (e.dams Renault)… Read more »

What you need to know about the 2014-2015 FIA Formula E Championship

When it looks like a Formula 1 car and sounds like a hovercraft from a sci-fi movie – or maybe a fighter jet from the spirit world – that’s one of the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E race cars, specially designed for the 2014-2015 FIA Formula E Championship.  That’s right: FIA, the worldwide governing body for Formula… Read more »