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Posts Tagged: Williams Advanced Engineering

Jankel and Williams Advanced Engineering partner to electrify US military vehicle fleets

Jankel, a manufacturer of defense and security systems, is collaborating with Williams Advanced Engineering to provide services and technologies to contractors in the US defense market. The two companies will work on joint projects to electrify legacy and new military vehicle fleets across the US Department of Defense.   South-Carolina based Jankel Tactical Systems has extensive… Read more »

How Williams Advanced Engineering built “the world’s most extreme battery”

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has been a battery supplier to the Formula E electric racing championship since 2014. Now the legendary engineering firm is the sole powertrain developer for the new Extreme E off-road championship. WAE Principal Engineer Glen Pascoe recently discussed the challenges of creating a battery that can power Extreme E’s enormous Odyssey… Read more »

Williams Advanced Engineering partners with Italdesign for EV production

Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) have announced a partnership that will provide the automotive sector with a complete high-performance EV production solution.  Combining WAE’s composite EV rolling chassis with vehicle development services from Italdesign, the joint venture will support automotive OEMs in the creation of a range of premium EVs, including high-performance GTs, crossovers… Read more »

Williams Advanced Engineering creates cheaper carbon composites

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), a UK-based tech and engineering firm, says it is working on new carbon composites that offer comparable performance to existing options, but at a cost that brings them within reach of mainstream applications. WAE says carbon fiber reinforced polymer’s (CFRP) high strength-to-weight ratio, stiffness, and resistance to fatigue and its environment… Read more »

ZapGo’s Carbon-Ion tech combines power density of supercapacitors and energy density of batteries

Williams Advanced Engineering has selected ZapGo, a spinout of Oxford University, to join a consortium working to develop next-generation battery systems for EVs (part of the UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge). ZapGo’s Carbon-Ion technology, based on carbon nanomaterials including graphene, is intended to combine the power density of supercapacitors and the energy density of rechargeable… Read more »

Williams Advanced Engineering and Airbus collaborate on high-altitude electric drone

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate ultra-lightweight materials, battery technologies and electrical cell chemistries into Airbus’s Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) program. Zephyr is a solar-powered unmanned aerial system, or drone, that will fly at more than 65,000 feet – above commercial air traffic – for… Read more »

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 »

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… 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 »