Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering to partner on propulsion development

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Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering have entered an agreement to jointly develop propulsion technologies.

Phil Popham, CEO of Lotus Cars said, “Our new technology partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering is part of a strategy to expand our knowledge and capability in the rapidly changing automotive landscape.

“Applying advanced propulsion powertrains can provide numerous exciting solutions across multiple vehicle sectors. Our combined and complementary experiences make this a very compelling match of engineering talent, technical ability and pioneering British spirit.”

Lotus Engineering has experience in the integration and application of new technologies, both for Lotus Cars and for its global engineering clients. The OEM also offers knowledge of lightweight structures and advanced materials.

Williams Advanced Engineering recent experience in propulsion systems includes supplying battery technology for four Formula E seasons.

Craig Wilson, managing director of Williams Advanced Engineering, said, “Williams Advanced Engineering takes great pride in delivering innovation for its customers at a rapid pace of development, born from our Formula 1 heritage. We will be further developing next-generation powertrains in this partnership with Lotus.”

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