Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering agree strategic technical partnership

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Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering have announced a strategic technical partnership in which the companies will share research and development into advanced propulsion technologies.

Phil Popham, CEO, 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 expertise 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 has experience across the automotive sector and beyond, which will continue alongside this partnership. This includes advanced propulsion systems and work applying battery technology developed over the course of 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.”

Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering agree strategic technical partnership

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