Austrian startup reveals electric hypercar Vayanne
The Austrian startup Deus Automobiles, founded in Vienna in 2020, presented the concept of an all-electric hypercar at the New York International Auto Show. The Deus Vayanne was developed in cooperation with Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering and is to be delivered from 2025 as a small series limited to 99 units.Weiterlesen
Triumph presents electric motorbike prototype
The British brand Triumph Motorcycles has presented the prototype of an electric motorbike, the TE-1. The machine was developed in a joint project with Williams Advanced Engineering and the University of Warwick. Now the TE-1 is to be tested for six months.Weiterlesen
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Fortescue acquires Williams Advanced Engineering
Australian mining company Fortescue Metals Group is acquiring Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), the engineering and battery company founded by Formula One team Williams, for £164 million. Fortescue wants to use Williams’ battery technology in goods trains and trucks, among other things.Weiterlesen
Vehicle of choice for eSkootr Championship revealed
The vehicle of choice for the announced electric scooter racing series eSkootr Championship (eSC) has now been presented. The electric kick-scooter called eSC S1-X has been developed by YCOM.Weiterlesen
Williams & Italdesign launch their own EV platform
Williams Advanced Engineering and Italdesign have joined forces to develop a modular platform for building a wide variety of premium electric cars. This platform can be used as a basis for the creation of customised vehicles. It will be offered to both new entrants and established OEMs.Weiterlesen
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Oxis and YdL to integrate Li-S battery in luxury yacht
Yachts de Luxe (YdL) from Singapore wants to build the world’s first luxury boat with lithium-sulfur battery technology and against this background has signed a contract with the Li-S specialist Oxis Energy. Williams Advanced Engineering is also on board as project partner.Weiterlesen
Formula E powering up for seasons to come
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has set the course for the third Formula E generation. From the 2022/23 season onwards, the cars will be more powerful and recuperate better. FIA has also appointed several suppliers to make standard components for the next-gen racing cars.Weiterlesen
Extreme E presents Odyssey 21 prototype
The prototype of the electric off-road vehicle for the planned new Extreme E racing series in the world’s most adverse climates has now been unveiled. Initially known as the E-SUV, the standardised racing car seems to have become a kind of electric off-road buggy.Weiterlesen
Aston Martin makes Wales its ‘Home of Electrification’
Aston Martin is working on a new plant in St. Athan in Wales. Once the Rapide E will roll off the lines here in 2019, the factory will become what Aston calls their “Home of Electrification”. By 2021, it will indeed house their EV label Lagonda.Weiterlesen
World Rallycross Championship decides on EV regulations
It was announced in February that the World Rallycross Championship (WRX) will only be using electric vehicles as of 2020. Now the World Motor Sport Council has decided on the regulations regarding the new vehicles.Weiterlesen
Equipmake patents spoke motor, gears for expansion
British electric motor firm Equipmake says it is on the brink of a major expansion based on their advance in electric drive technology. The firm patented so-called spoke machines with a new cooling technology.Weiterlesen
Details on William’s concept platform for lightweight EVs
Williams Advanced Engineering has been working on a platform for lightweight electric vehicles and released extensive technical details. Features of the scalable yet compact chassis include a highly integrated battery pack design, cooling systems and mutually enforcing structures.Weiterlesen
Airbus and Williams to work on electric Zephyr aircraft
Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering have agreed to focus on ultra-lightweight materials, battery technologies and cell chemistries. These are to be used in Airbus’ Zephyr programme.Weiterlesen
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Continental expands in the Valley: The Germans just opened a new R&D centre in Silicon Valley, where they want to employ up to 300 experts for sustainable transport. 6,000 sq metres in San Jose are reserved for offices and labs busy with projects ranging from electric to autonomous driving and mobility service. Conti has earmarked a million dollars for the new complex.
Dreamboat: This electric catamaran is anything a green heart could wish for as it not only sails but also runs with zero emissions self-sufficiently. Its power sources are the sun and sea, literally, as it uses solar power to produce hydrogen on-board that in turn fills its fuel cell system. The Energy Observer has been launched in sea at Saint Malo, from where it is to catch the wind to circumnavigate the globe at about 19 kph. Halts at 101 ports in 50 countries are planned for the 30 metre boat.
British battery making: As Williams Engineering has benefitted from the APC’s latest round of funding, details emerged on that 100m pounds. The money will help set up a battery production facility on the Isles and the Aston Martin RapidE could be first to use the cells.
Indian battery making: Toshiba, Suzuki and Denso want to set up a joint venture this year to build batteries in India. Capitalisation stands at 2bn yen (18.4m dollars) with Suzuki shouldering 50 percent and Toshiba and Denso 40% and 10% respectively. Manufacturing shall start as early as possible.