In January 2019 renowned British engineering companies Williams Advanced Engineering and Lotus announced plans to collaborate on advanced propulsion technologies. The combined capabilities of both companies will lead to high performance automotive evolution across multiple vehicle sectors. The first project from Lotus supported by Williams Advanced Engineering was announced in July 2019, the Lotus Evija.
This strategic technical partnership sees the companies share research and development into advanced propulsion technologies. Williams Advanced Engineering has acclaimed experience across the automotive sector and beyond, which will continue alongside this partnership. This expertise includes advanced propulsion systems and award-winning work applying knowledge derived from the pinnacle of battery technology during the inaugural four seasons of Formula E into electric vehicles.
Lotus Engineering has extensive and proven expertise in the integration and application of new technologies – for Lotus Cars and many global engineering clients, and is an acknowledged leader in lightweight structures and advanced materials